Mickelson WD’s From BMW
You would think Phil Mickelson would crawl through mud to play Cherry Hills a few times in the twilight of his career. In a way, this is where it all started for the young college boy when he won the 1990 U.S. Amateur. Just last week I opined that he better hustle to make the cut in Boston so that he could advance to the BMW Championship. He did so, but barely. Then Bitch Tits went on a rant, intended mainly for Tim Finchem’s ears, about how the players need a week off in the midst of the playoffs to recharge. I can’t say I don’t agree with Phil. A Ryder Cup player that is in contention in the playoffs will likely play 6 of 7 consecutive events on tour dating back to the WGC-Bridgestone. That’s brutal when you’re playing competitive golf at a high level. Why isn’t there a week off?
So what did Phil do about it? He showed up at Cherry Hills this week, played like shit for two rounds, and then WD’d on Saturday morning giving no excuse other than he felt he needed to rest and get ready for the Ryder Cup. Phil does everything in the world for the fans. He probably showed up in Colorado just so they could see him. I’m not going to get on a soap box about Phil’s decision like I would if Michelle Wie or John Daly did this. While I don’t completely agree with Phil’s tactic, he’s earned enough slack from me and any other dick with a keyboard to get a pass. And after all, he’s doing this for our country, and I’ll bet anything that he shows up at Gleneagles with something damn near close to his A game. That’s how he works. The only thing you can expect from Phil is the unexpected.