Phil Mickelson continues to be having hassle driving the ball precisely, however that gained’t cease him from performing properly or having enjoyable.
The forty seven-yr-previous was in rivalry Sunday to win the Safeway Open, the 2017-18 PGA Tour season-opening occasion. It will’ve been his first PGA Tour title in 4 years. Mickelson got here up brief, ending in a tie for third at 12 beneath, however this can be a nice begin for the left-hander – who posted his highest end in a Tour occasion since his runner-up displaying on the 2016 Open Championship.
Nonetheless, he might’ve gained with some higher driving. Mickelson hit 15 of fifty six fairways this week – sure, 27 % within the brief grass. He discovered eight fairways on Saturday and simply seven mixed within the different three rounds.
So when Mickelson bombed a drive down the green at an important second Sunday on the par-5 sixteenth at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course, he provided a lovely little bit of commentary about the truth that he truly discovered the brief grass.
Simply so you’ve precisely what Mickelson stated in case you didn’t hear or see above: “Let’s take a second to admire the truth that I simply hit a fairway.”
He wasn’t incorrect, both. Once more, simply 27 % for the week, and he discovered simply three within the remaining spherical. He would go on to overlook the brief grass at his ultimate two holes.
We’re glad Mickelson can discover the humor on this. If he can channel that potential to stay mild-hearted quite than annoyed into hitting extra fairways, Lefty’s win drought won’t final for much longer.