Thursday, July 12, 2007
I Guess This Means Mickelson is Back?
For anyone that loves the rich, too-happy-to-be-married type, today must be a wonderful day for you. The wrist-injured Phil Mickelson has decided to start playing again, shooting a six-under 65 in the first round of the Barclays Scottish Open.
Since Mickelson injured his wrist in a practice round at Oakmont, the Lefty Sensation has been nonexistent, missing the cut at the U.S. Open and Tigers Tourney. Also, Mickelson tried his best to compare the Oakmont rough to, say, an Ireland-France rugby game.
Nonetheless, it isn’t surprising to see Phil the Thrill succeeding at Loch Lomond, one of the least links courses in Scotland. Looking at Phil’s golf repertoire, the British Open would seem to be the hardest for the big-swinger to pull off.
On American soil, Neal Lancaster shot a seven-under 65 to take the first round lead at the John Deere Green Classic, on a hot summer night. Neal has had a touch of a drought since his last victory on the PGA Tour, the 1994 GTE Byron Nelson.