Phil, How Could You?

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.

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2 Responses to Phil, How Could You?

  1. Tee-biz says:

    Great popped collar shot of Bitch Tits. The Monday finish Thursday start in the playoffs is pretty ridiculous. I can’t blame Phil much for taking a WD.

  2. ceb0618@insightbb.com says:

    I agree with cuting him some slack. The guy is always there signing autographs for fans. We also forget sometimes he has artritis, which is a word I can’t spell, the meds for that can be brutal at times. Hoping he comes to Gleneagles rested and ready to go. As for Keegan, that is a little strange but with all the past hupla from fans calling in penalties, I think he was trying to save face.

    What is your reaction to Rory and Sergio making fun of Caroline on the course yesterday? Kinda of tacky in my book but than Sergio is famous for making fun of others and Rory and he are new besties. Thats ok Caroline is in the finals of the US Open and playing great tennis.

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