Latest Phil Mickelson News

Woods defends Mickelson’s choice to play in Saudi Arabia

Dec. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Tiger Woods is defending Phil Mickelson and other top players who have signed up for the second edition of the Saudi International. The European Tour, and the players who took part, came under scrutiny last year for staging an event in Saudi Arabia because of its human rights record,...

Masters field starting to rise with new winners

Dec. 3, 2019 11:23 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Seven tournaments from the six largest tours over the next three weeks could shape the field for the Masters, and perhaps pave the way for the largest gathering at Augusta National in more than 50 years. Augusta National invites the top 50 from the final world ranking of the year,...

Todd, Taylor tied for lead with 4 holes left in Mayakoba

Nov. 17, 2019 7:07 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Brendon Todd was closing in on a second straight victory when he was slowed by two missed putts, and then by darkness Sunday in the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Now he faces a sprint to the finish. Todd and Vaughn Taylor were tied for the lead with four holes remaining when the...

Danny Lee settles for 62 to lead Mayakoba Classic in Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 7:04 PM EST

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — Danny Lee felt as though he could make everything Friday, and for the longest time he did. Already at 10-under par through 13 holes, Lee started thinking about a sub-60 round when he hit a downhill birdie putt too hard and wound up three-putting for bogey. Four pars later,...

Column: Postseason golf about entertainment, not about fair

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

Scott McCarron has been in position for a $1 million payoff twice in his career under vastly different circumstances. The first occasion was in 2002 in the final of the Match Play Championship at La Costa when he stood over an 8-foot putt to extend the 36-hole match against Kevin Sutherland and turned away in...

The captain becomes a player as Tiger Woods picks himself

Nov. 7, 2019 8:20 PM EST

Tiger Woods will have an ear piece, a radio and his golf clubs at the Presidents Cup. Woods created his own slice of history Thursday night by becoming the first Presidents Cup captain to use one of his wild-card selections on himself. He is the second playing captain in the Presidents Cup. Hale Irwin played in...

Mickelson's streak of 26 years in the top 50 comes to an end

Nov. 4, 2019 12:27 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — The streak ended with little fanfare, and that was just fine with Phil Mickelson. He slashed his way to a tie for 28th in the HSBC Champions, with only 100 or so fans following along. Mickelson played his last nine holes right behind Rory McIlroy, but only because Lefty was in the first...

Rory McIroy wins HSBC Champions in playoff

Nov. 3, 2019 7:34 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy thought he did everything he needed to win the HSBC Champions on Sunday, and then Xander Schauffele made him do a little more. McIlroy delivered all the right shots in the playoff, smashing driver down the fairway and hitting 4-iron into 25 feet on the par-5 closing hole at...

McIlroy wins HSBC Champions in a playoff over Schauffele

Nov. 3, 2019 6:05 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Given another shot at winning the HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy delivered his best of the day. Even though he never trailed over the last 14 holes Sunday, and he didn't make a bogey all weekend, McIlroy felt fortunate to be standing on the tee at the par-5 18th in a playoff with defending...

McIlroy takes 1-shot lead into final round in Shanghai

Nov. 2, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — On a day when eight players had a chance to take the lead at the HSBC Champions, Rory McIlroy found the best way to move forward was to not go backward. He didn't get the most out of his round Saturday at Sheshan International. But he had the lead. "I'm not going to complain," McIlroy said...