Skip to comments.Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol
Posted on 08/12/2005 10:33:17 AM PDT by dakine
Mickelson makes a major move at Baltusrol
Mickelson birdied three of his first five. (AP) Seven birdies and an eagle helped Phil Mickelson charge to the top in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday.
Tiger just teeing off....
May Man Boobs blow it.
He started with a double on the first hole and eagled the last.
Mickelson has choked so many times in the majors, notwithstanding his lone Masters victory. We can almost be sure that Phil will fade away yet again before the tournament is over.
I think he started on number 10 today, so he eagled his 9th hole and double bogeyed his 10th.
If there was one golfer who I would have said had no chance of winning this week, it would have been Lefty. He has done nothing in the majors this year and seemed to be back to his old self, spraying the ball every which way. Now here he sits with the 36-hole lead and a certain Mr Woods has a lot of work to do just to make the cut! It's a crazy game.
According to an article (in Golf Digest, earlier this year), Phil has given up gambling since the birth of his last child. During childbirth, he nearly lost both his wife and son.
Tiger 3-putts from seven feet....not his week...
Bet he didn't...
My team is falling apart today. Bastards.
Did you see his score card? He only had about six parsT today, so he's still playing pretty aggressively.
Ah yes, but did he give up the women also?
I have no problem with the gambling. It's his money. At least he doesn't cheat at golf like a certain Cheat'n Fiji'n
How - In a poker game?
I have no problem with his gambling either, but maybe the experience gave him an epiphany of sorts, and he realized there were more important things in life.
Assuming you don't actually know the story, Phil's wife Amy, had some complications during childbirth (a ruptured artery, perhaps?), and both the mother and child's lives were in grave danger.
Tiger wet on number 4...
Oh . . . my . . . GOD.
Since I don't know what a Mickelson or a Baltusrol is, perhaps you can sense the sarcasm. ;)
It's above your level of education...
I know someone on the PGA tour. I've just heard the stories.
I'll take your word for it, since I don't speak Slavonic or whatever language "Baltusrol" is in.
I did use the correct "it's"!
For this non-golfer, Utterly Mystifying Headline of the Week.
Rush reporting play suspended due to tree falling on press person.
You did indeed, and that puts you in an elite minority! ;)
Golf is a conservative sport; you police yourself...
Old saying: "You can learn a lot about a person on a golf course."
HAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAAAAA, I call him nippleson.
News Flash: Tiger hits a 121. TV and newspapers will still give him more face time and ink than all the other golfers put together. "We still think he has a chance to win," ESPN said.
Suspended? I thought that was the object of the game?
Well, in an even more trivial aside, Baltusrol the golf club is named for the farmer who used to own the land, Balthus Rolle. Guess they dropped the 'h' to avoid confusion.....
Check out the ratings...it is about $$$ for the zealous capitalist pigs....
I stand corrected (see my post Number 34)....
Tiger did come back from 7 strokes down with 7 holes to go to win at Pebble Beach several years back. Will he win this week? Not likely, but he should never be counted out until the math makes it impossible.
In other words, the golf gods giveth, and the golf gods taketh right back again.
Phil wins, in his mind at least, if he beats Tiger. He saw the chance to stomp on Tiger today and demoralize him with a 13 shot deficit even before Tiger teed it up. Mission accomplished, imho.
Actually, we both had it wrong... His name was Baltus Roll, murdered in 1831....
He'll choke. Can't win anyplace without wide fairways (for him) and glass greens (harder for competitors).
True he has erased some big deficits ... but........with this course set-up anything under par is a very good round, and he has a heck of a lot of good golfers in front of him. I would never count him out but it doesn't look good. At least he has Elin to comfort him!
The man was trapped under the heavy branch and needed medical treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be serious.
The incident happened on the short par-three fourth hole.
Woods and playing partners Michael Campbell and Kevin Sutherland looked on anxiously while the man was helped.
Tiger is currently two-over through five holes, plus-seven for the tournament, with the cut currently at plus-three. He better get a move on or he is going to run out of holes. For him to miss the cut would be nothing short of flabbergasting.
A crowd forms around a large tree limb the fell along the fourth hole during the second round of
the 87th PGA Championships at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, ,N.J. Friday, Aug.
12, 2005. One person was injured, though the identity and extent of the injuries were not yet available.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Secrurity and course workers look over a large limb that broke off from a tree along the fourth
hole during the second round of the 87th PGA Championships at the Baltusrol Golf Club in
Springfield, ,N.J. Friday, Aug. 12, 2005. One person was injured, though the identity and
extent of the injuries were not yet available. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Well, I've heard New Jersey is rotten to the core.
Someone must have just teed off with their tree wood.
I hope the branch didn't land on any of them. Might have made them drop their beer.
I hate when that happens!
Those are likely expensive beers too.
LOL! Not hardly. My point is, the media attention give to Tiger is way out of proportion to his success. One of the greatest of all time? Absolutely. Worthy of twice as much press as all other golfers combined? No way.
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