Phil Mickelson - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Phil Mickelson Kang shoots 63, sets Houston Open 36-hole record HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Sung Kang shot a 9-under 63 to take a six-shot lead in a record-breaking second round at the Houston Open on Friday. After shooting a 65 on Thursday, Kang was at 16-under 128 through two rounds, setting the 36-hole tournament record of 129 by a stroke, set previously by Blaine McCallister in 1993 and Curtis Strange in 1980. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 01:06:00 GMT 2017-04-01T01:06:00Z Justin Thomas makes an ace and takes lead in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas hit a 6-iron that one-hopped into the bottom of the cup. Dustin Johnson hit a wedge that never came down from a tree. In one of the 10 fairways that Phil Mickelson missed, a spectator apparently ran off with his golf ball. Even better than the wild action Saturday in the Mexico Championship was the promise of more to come.... Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:50:00 GMT 2017-03-05T00:50:00Z Rory McIlroy feeling better, takes 2-shot lead in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Sore ribs or sore stomach, it doesn't seem to matter to Rory McIlroy. After being gone for seven weeks, he took a two-shot lead into the weekend at the Mexico Championship with a chance to return to No. 1 in the world. McIlroy holed out from 156 yards for eagle on the 14th hole, part of a three-hole stretch Friday when he seized control... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:32:00 GMT 2017-03-04T14:32:00Z Chapultepec Golf Club no pushover at Mexico Championship MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dustin Johnson thought he had the altitude figured out. He made four birdies on the back nine at Chapultepec Golf Club and was 2-under par at the turn, right about where he was expected to be in his debut as the No. 1 player in the world at the Mexico Championship. The first hole was 316 yards and Johnson felt a light breeze in his face, so he opted for a ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:55:00 GMT 2017-03-03T07:55:00Z Good ribs, bad stomach, and McIlroy 1 off lead in return MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy leaned over and rested his hand on the top of his driver. At the turn, waiting for the green to clear, he twirled half of a bagel in his finger and then ducked inside a tent to sit on a table. In his return to golf after seven weeks, he didn't look to be in the best of shape Thursday at the Mexico Championship. Only it was ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-03-03T00:52:00Z Miami's loss is Mexico gain as World Golf Championship moves MEXICO CITY (AP) — Miami's loss is Mexico's gain. For the first time since 1962 — before Jack Nicklaus had won any of his 18 majors — the PGA Tour will not have a tournament at Doral this year. Doral had hosted a World Golf Championship event the last nine years until Cadillac did not renew as title sponsor and the tour couldn't find another that wanted to be at what is now ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:37:00 GMT 2017-03-02T07:37:00Z Golf is buzzing this week in Mexico, quiet in Miami MEXICO CITY (AP) — Golf in Mexico City is buzzing this week. Hundreds of fans, many of them children, leaned against the ropes behind the 18th green as Rory McIlroy finished up a practice round at Chapultepec Golf Club. They screamed his name and shrieked when McIlroy walked their way to sign their programs, flags and hats. Until Wednesday, odds are they had only seen him on... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-03-01T23:22:00Z Jordan Spieth makes putts, beats fog in Pebble Beach Pro-Am PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth knew the pin position on the ninth hole at Spyglass Hill as much by memory as by sight, which was a good thing considering the fog creeping across the Monterey Peninsula on Friday. The crowd behind the green couldn't see Spieth, only a golf ball that landed behind the flag and spun back 3 feet below the cup. Spiet... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 03:44:00 GMT 2017-02-11T03:44:00Z A wicked day of wind and rain at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth could barely stand up and worried his hat would fly off in the middle of his swing. From 176 yards downhill to the par-3 11th green at Monterey Peninsula, he ripped a 4-iron and hoped for the best. When he saw it land about 6 feet from the flag, he declared to anyone within earshot, "That's the best shot I've ever hit." ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:03:00 GMT 2017-02-10T00:03:00Z Hideki Matsuyama wins Phoenix Open playoff _ again SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama was the last man standing at golf's biggest party — again. Matsuyama won the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth hole of a playoff for the second straight year, outlasting Webb Simpson on Sunday at TPC Scottsdale. Matsuyama won with a 10-foot birdie putt on the short par-4 17th, the same... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 02:29:00 GMT 2017-02-06T02:29:00Z Brandt Snedeker, Patrick Rodgers tied for lead at Torrey SAN DIEGO (AP) — Already a two-time winner at Torrey Pines, having a share of the lead is exactly where Brandt Snedeker wanted to be Saturday. It's just not all that familiar to him. Snedeker won last year in the Farmers Insurance Open by rallying from six shots behind in the final round that was stretched over two days because of high wind. His other victory at Torrey was i... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:52:00 GMT 2017-01-29T00:52:00Z Rose takes the lead as Tiger leaves early SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose already achieved what he wanted Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open. One last birdie for the lead made the day a little bit better Spooked by the bumpy greens late in the day at Torrey Pines that cost him two bogeys, Rose rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-5 closing hole on the South Course for a 1-under 71 that gave him a one-shot lead ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:22:00 GMT 2017-01-28T01:22:00Z Hudson Swafford wins CareerBuilder for 1st PGA Tour title LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — A day after making a mess of the 16th and 17th holes on PGA West's Stadium Course, Hudson Swafford birdied them Sunday to take control in the fittingly named CareerBuilder Challenge. A few minutes later, with rain approaching the desert over the snow-capped mountains, the 29-year-old former Georgia player celebrated his breakthrou... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:28:00 GMT 2017-01-23T01:28:00Z Canadian Adam Hadwin shoots 13-under 59 in CareerBuilder LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — The temperature barely climbed into the 60s on a spectacular, clear afternoon in the desert after two rainy days. Adam Hadwin stopped counting at 59 — 13-under 59, that is. The 29-year-old Canadian shot the ninth sub-60 round in PGA Tour history and the second in 10 days to take the third-round lead Saturday in the CareerBuilder Challenge. ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:14:00 GMT 2017-01-22T02:14:00Z Hudson Swafford shoots second 65, leads in rainy La Quinta LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Hudson Swafford beat the rain Friday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, and Phil Mickelson played his best in the worst of the conditions. Then, there's Danny Lee. "I actually wanted to play in the rain, so I could experiment with myself," Lee said. "Hopefully, it rains tomorrow." The New Zealand... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:31:00 GMT 2017-01-21T02:31:00Z Phil Mickelson returns with scrambling 68 at La Quinta LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson hit his opening tee shot so poorly in morning rain and cold that he hit a provisional ball just to get in another swing. He scrambled to par the hole and went on to shoot a 4-under 68 on Thursday in the CareerBuilder Challenge, leaving him four strokes back in his return from two sports hernia surgeries. ... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:41:00 GMT 2017-01-20T01:41:00Z Hideki Matsuyama hopes to extend his hot streak KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Unbeatable at the end of the year, Hideki Matsuyama went home to Japan and nearly met his match. His father. "It was close," Matsuyama said, laughing as the translation was given in English. No score was revealed, though none was necessary. Matsuyama wrapped up his third straight victory in the ... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:04:00 GMT 2017-01-04T07:04:00Z A year in review based on every club in the bag The year began with PGA Tour rookie Smylie Kaufman hitting the opening tee shot into the blue horizon at Kapalua. It ended 319 days later when PGA Tour rookie Mackenzie Hughes rolled in an 18-foot par putt from the fringe to win at Sea Island. One way to look back on 2016 is through every club in the bag — not necessarily the best shots, but those that sh... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:21:00 GMT 2016-12-20T21:21:00Z Tiger's returns from a layoff not what they used to be NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods used to have no trouble returning to golf after a long layoff. That was when he was much younger, before the injuries and surgeries began piling up, before the annual arrival of more young players who made golf stronger than ever. Woods first had to miss tournaments because of injury going into the 200... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:01:00 GMT 2016-12-01T08:01:00Z