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Augusta bringing out the best in Phil Mickelson again
GOLF.com ^ | April 10, 2010 | By Cameron Morfit

Posted on 04/10/2010 6:45:17 PM PDT by SmokingJoe

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Phil Mickelson loves everything about Augusta National, and you can see it in his results. No matter what's happening in his life or his game, he finishes in the top 10, usually top five.

From his victories in '04 and '06, to his record-tying 30 on the front nine on Sunday last year, to his three straight third-place finishes from 2001 to '03, Phil thrills at Augusta like no place else.

He's at it again.

Mickelson hit 10 of 14 fairways, blistering an assortment of eye-popping drives — one nearly reached the crosswalk on the ninth fairway — and shot a one-under 71 Friday to get to within two of co-leaders Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.

"I've putted and rolled the ball so good these last few days and caught so many lips," Mickelson said. "As soon as a couple of those 12-, 15-footers start to fall, I think I can get in the mid 60s."

Mickelson loves playing in the afternoon here, amid the beautiful light and shadows. He loves that he can swing as hard as he wants on the tee without fear that an overgrown patch of rough is going to expose and mock him if his ball goes astray.

(Excerpt) Read more at golf.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chat; golf; phillus; philmickelson; sports; themasters; tiger

Excellent play from Phil today, but just like yesterday, the Englishman and the Korean are still lurking. Tomorrow should be an exciting day.
1 posted on 04/10/2010 6:45:17 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

You know what I hear recently Joe

Phil is having his wife doctor the one that perform surgery for her breast cancer as caddy that what I hear from another site

That soo cool


2 posted on 04/10/2010 6:46:29 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SevenofNine

Huh ?


3 posted on 04/10/2010 6:48:38 PM PDT by Mears
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To: SmokingJoe

Lurking? Did you say Lee Westwood is lurking?


4 posted on 04/10/2010 6:48:47 PM PDT by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: SmokingJoe

Phil better make hay while the sun is shining..

anybody -6 or above has a shot if he don’t

the weather has been pretty darn nice.. and hopefully will be tomorrow.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 6:49:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: SmokingJoe

That eagle he made on the par 4 from 139 yards was the shot of the tournament. Tomorrow should be an exciting finish.


6 posted on 04/10/2010 6:51:07 PM PDT by skimask
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To: SmokingJoe
He loves that he can swing as hard as he wants on the tee without fear that an
overgrown patch of rough is going to expose and mock him if his ball goes astray.

What the hell kinda touchy feely talk is that...

7 posted on 04/10/2010 6:52:17 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (o).. Elect Marco Rubio in 2010 .. (o)
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To: SevenofNine
That's really cool. Phil is really the nicest guy on the tour, and certainly a vastly better man than Tiger Woods is. If Woods’s wife had cancer, he'd be out banging all the hookers he can get his hands on.
I suggested in another thread a few months back, that Activision should make a golf video game, featuring Phil Mickelson, to compete with EA’s Tiger Wood's Golf. I still think it'd really sell very well.
8 posted on 04/10/2010 6:54:23 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SevenofNine

Phil Mickelson is a great guy ... no question. However, he has a tendency to choke on the last day when the pressure is on ... hopefully, he maintains his eagle streak tomorrow and pulls out a win at the Masters. He’s my favorite.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 6:55:27 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: csmusaret
Ok, ok. Leading from the front then. :)
10 posted on 04/10/2010 6:57:14 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

I was talking to my father long time ago he said that he even think back in da day when Tiger start becoming IT dude that he has skelaton in the closet he wasn’t suprise

My mom aunt told my father Tiger was always playera he just hush husb not ANYMORE

OH BOY LOL!


11 posted on 04/10/2010 7:00:02 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: SmokingJoe
It is curious that you can have it for three holes, and then lose it.

Phil's shot on 16 was a foot away form being perfect and cozying up to the hole, but when it rolled back down the hill his balloon seemed to burst.

12 posted on 04/10/2010 7:11:05 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: SmokingJoe

Either way, tomorrow should get very interesting before it’s over.


13 posted on 04/10/2010 7:17:05 PM PDT by csmusaret (Sarah Palin thinks everyday in America is the 4th of July. Obama thinks it is April 15th.)
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To: SmokingJoe

How could being in the leas be considered lurking?


14 posted on 04/10/2010 7:34:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SmokingJoe

I’d like to see Phil win.


15 posted on 04/10/2010 7:41:42 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: nickcarraway
How could being in the leas be considered lurking?

I have properly recanted and withdrawn my apostasy to the English. See my post # 10.

16 posted on 04/10/2010 7:47:13 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

[that Activision should make a golf video game, featuring Phil Mickelson, to compete with EA’s Tiger Wood’s Golf.]

Watch the recent Southpark episode where EA comes out with a Tiger Woods version that looks more like wargames between Tiger and his wife.


17 posted on 04/10/2010 7:59:21 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (book on amazon written by me!))
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To: DaxtonBrown

I think that the South Park episode was the true version of events. Hilarious, too.


18 posted on 04/10/2010 8:26:20 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: SmokingJoe

KICK THE MAN-CHILDS ASS Mick!


19 posted on 04/10/2010 9:12:38 PM PDT by DocH (Official Right-Wing Extremist Veteran Seal Of Approval)
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To: DocH

I’m sick of the PGA trying to sell me a roided up egomaniac as its poster child.


20 posted on 04/10/2010 9:39:00 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (Mugabi will look like Reagan when this thing is over with)
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To: SmokingJoe

Phil is a ‘class act’; not that he would or will; but Tiger could learn a lot from him.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 9:44:42 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: cricket
Before everyone canonizes Phil, ya might want to ask how his trips to Vegas have been and if he owed anybody any money.

There are no saints, just men.

22 posted on 04/11/2010 6:19:08 AM PDT by erman (A day without democrats is like a day without toilets backing up)
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To: SmokingJoe

Woods teeing off at 2:30, just as CBS coverage begins. What a coincidinky!


23 posted on 04/11/2010 6:20:37 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: Canedawg; SmokingJoe
re: Woods teeing off at 2:30, just as CBS coverage begins. What a coincidinky!

__________

LOL.

That coverage time was set months ago. And, if you knew anything about golf you would know that the tee times are determined by the leaderboard.

There is no "coincidinky". Try again.

24 posted on 04/11/2010 7:02:12 AM PDT by ICAB9USA (If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep quite so much ...............)
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To: SmokingJoe

Go Phil. Get it done today.


25 posted on 04/11/2010 7:03:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (No apologies.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Good news is, Tiger Woods has never won any major by coming from behind in the last round before. As a matter of fact, he lost in last year's PGA to the Korean Y.E. Yang, even while Woods was leading going into the final round.
Bad news is, the Englishman Westwood is very good, hasn't won a major before, has shown great consistency throughout this tournament, and is more determined to win his first major than ever.
Whatever the case, it should be an exciting afternoon.
26 posted on 04/11/2010 7:09:30 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe

I’m definitely looking forward to it. I kinda watched the first two rounds with only one eye, and wasnt caught up in the tigerfest. But yesterday was great, and I’m psyched to watch today.


27 posted on 04/11/2010 7:12:58 AM PDT by Canedawg (I'm not digging this tyranny thing.)
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To: erman
are no saints, just men.

True; but of course, some men; even by their faults; are still better than other men - with theirs.

28 posted on 04/11/2010 9:25:02 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: cricket
True; but of course, some men; even by their faults; are still better than other men - with theirs.

got it. I guess. Who really knows anbody? I like his game and thought it was nice for a father and son to build something. But I don't think I'd look for any shining examples of morality among any popular or sports figure. My kids look to me and see a guy that's trying. That's all I can do. Show them the right path through the bible but remind them that we are all just men. Full of the same temptations, vices, sins and also thanks to God , virtues and the ability to know what is right in his eyes may not be what the popular or "fun" thing is.

29 posted on 04/11/2010 10:47:02 AM PDT by erman (A day without democrats is like a day without toilets backing up)
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To: erman
got it. I guess. Who really knows anbody? I like his game and thought it was nice for a father and son to build something. But I don't think I'd look for any shining examples of morality among any popular or sports figure. My kids look to me and see a guy that's trying. That's all I can do. Show them the right path through the bible but remind them that we are all just men. Full of the same temptations, vices, sins and also thanks to God , virtues and the ability to know what is right in his eyes may not be what the popular or "fun" thing is.

Oh, you definetly 'have it' - and your son, no doubt the fortunate beneficiary of your wisdom.

30 posted on 04/11/2010 10:58:13 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: SmokingJoe

Go Phil! Damn if I don’t think that his is going to win this years Masters!


31 posted on 04/11/2010 3:38:04 PM PDT by Deagle
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