Phil ‘The Thrill’ Mickelson Rises to the Top

Phil Mickelson thrilled the crowds yesterday with a spectacular 66 on day 3 of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. His amazing stats demonstrated that there is more than one way to score low in golf.

Arguably one of the best wedge players of all time, yesterday he demonstrated that the faith of many was not wasted. His 9 for 9 ‘up-and-down’ day helped fuel his steady rise to the top of the leaderboard. To match his amazing day of scrambling, Mickelson was steady with the short stick. With only 21 putts, yesterday’s round of golf will likely be remembered as one of his best in years.

The conditions at Pebble Beach are firm by professional standards. Mixed with the wind of the Pacific Ocean, the challenging conditions were a test of everyone’s game. Yet, Phil ‘The Thrill’ was able to stay steady and focused to shoot a solid 66.

Lefty’s slow decline down the World Rankings, currently at 29th, shows that on any given day, any professional player can compete for the any championship. This is especially true for Phil Mickelson. This wily veteran quietly, most of the time, goes about his business and refuses to ride off into the sunset!

Two days ago, I asked if Mickelson would continue his winning ways:

I am not surprised by the answer and I am sure if we asked 1000 people, the results would be the same. Personally, I am in the ‘yes’ column because this 45-year-old superstar has plenty of game left! Mickelson’s first step is to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am today and move one step closer to 50 PGA Tour victories before he turns 50!

What do you think? Will Mickelson win the Pebble Beach tournament today and will he reach the 50 win milestone before he turns 50 years of age?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

6 thoughts on “Phil ‘The Thrill’ Mickelson Rises to the Top

  1. Jim
    I have never been a Phil fan per se, but he is a massively talented player. His hands are unmatched by anyone in recent memory. Over the years his imperfect swing has served him fairly well but there are always those moments when it hurts him – think US Open 2006 at Winged Foot. He may win again and. I hope he does. But I do think he may not win again. With Phil we just never know – that’s what makes him Phil the Thrill.

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  2. Jim, Phil has always been a streaky player. As he’s aged the hot streaks are more prone to early termination. That being said, Pebble is his stomping ground and with a two shot lead and less than stellar first page chasing him, I think he gets it done today. Enjoy the “Thrill”!

    Brian

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