Friday, March 26, 2010
Phil Mickelson Shot a 58 This Week
Back in 2004, Phil Mickelson switched clubs right before the Ryder Cup. Most people were outraged that he would do such a thing during such a big event, and his play looked noticeably rusty. Not long after that, however, Phil shot a nice little 59 at the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, where he had an eagle putt on the final hole for a 58 that he missed.
Think that is the only time he's been close to 58? Yep, you're wrong.
Jason Sobel tweeted the following on Friday.
Not the best round of the week for Phil Mickelson. Just revealed that he shot 58 at Fred Couples-designed course in Palm Springs on Monday.
And no, that wasn't some executive course, either. Legit par-72. Mickelson said he made an eagle and 12 birdies. Hmm, ready for Augusta?
I guess that is fairly decent. A 58? The only other time I've ever heard someone shooting 58 was Chris Nallen at Arizona National the week before the collegiate event there (Ed Note: Check which badass wrote that article.), where he set the course record.
If he isn't ready for Augusta National, I'm not sure he ever will be.