Champion's Breakfast :: Aug 10 Phil falls, Rose upbeat while Bubba takes on a tree

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Phil falls to lowest rank since ‘96

After finished T63 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, it’s fair to say Phil Mickelson had a tournament to forget as he searches for form heading into the US PGA Championship.

But with winner Shane Lowry and Brooks Koepka leapfrogging the five-time major winner in the world rankings, Mickelson now sits at No.23, the lowest he has been since January 1996, a remarkable sign of the 45-year-old’s consistency over the past 20 years.

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round Three

Rose confident despite Sunday struggle

The Englishman held a share of the overnight lead with Jim Furyk heading into the final round at Firestone, but struggled to a two-over-par 72 to finish four shots adrift of Lowry.

But, despite a disappointing, the 2013 US Open champion feels he’s in a good place heading into the final major of the year.

“I'm playing better than anyone in the world right no tee to green,” he said. “I think it was 15 strokes gained over the field this week tee to green. So hopefully, it's a big boy golf course next week and the long game really helps me out. I just need to putt a little bit better and give myself another chance.”

World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Final Round

Furyk loses another 54-hole lead

Although Furyk ended his four-and-a-half year win drought at the RBC Heritage in April, the WGC-Bridgestone marked the tenth time since 2011 that the American has failed to win after holding a 54-hole lead.

Like Rose, Furyk shot a two-over-par 72 but unlike his final round playing partner, believes he’s got plenty to improve on ahead of the US PGA Championship.

“I have some work to do,” said Furyk. “I'm not driving the ball near well enough. It's not a golf course that I feel comfortable on. And last time there, I was playing well.”

Tree no problem for Bubba

Faced with a sizeable tree in the way at No.17, Bubba wasn’t fazed and played this shot to get himself out of trouble…

J.J. Henry eagles to win Barracuda

Away from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the Barracuda Championship – which is competed using the stableford system – on the PGA Tour went to a play-off with J.J. Henry sinking this putt for eagle to see of Kyle Reifers…

AAM Scottish Open Qualifier - Day One

McLeary top five in Northern Ireland

Scot Jamie McLeary rose further up the Road to Oman rankings on the Challenge Tour after his third top five of the season at the Northern Ireland Open.

The 34-year-old, who won the KPMG Trophy earlier this year, was in with a chance of winning heading down the back nine, but couldn’t get anything going as he came home in level par 36, at least two shots worse than those who finished above him.

McLeary ended up finishing three shots behind Clement Sordet, who claimed his maiden victory at Galgorm Castle in front of a tournament crowd of more than 39,000.

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