Phil Mickelson has BRILLIANT response to poor Colonial start

Phil Mickelson Colonial

In what might seem a surprising move, Phil Mickelson is teeing it up at the Charles Schwab Challenge this week.

The tournament comes in the week following Mickelson’s PGA Championship victory, which saw him secure his sixth career major trophy.

It is reported that the 45-time PGA Tour winner is teeing it up at the PGA Tour event as he had promised Charles Schwab that he would be there.

• "I need to lower my expectations" says Bob Mac

• Scottish Open tickets to go on-sale this week

The 50-year-old struggled during his first round which saw him shoot a three-over-par 73, leaving him in a tie for 87th, near the bottom of the field – but that didn’t seem to bother him.

"Yeah, I didn't play well. I shot three-over. But I won the PGA, so..." said Mickelson.

"You can't play this course out of the rough because then you have tree trouble, which I had repeatedly, and I didn't putt well. But I won the PGA, so I'll see if I can get it turned around for tomorrow."

As Mickelson gears up for the US Open in just three weeks’ time, where he will seek to secure a career grand slam, he has allowed himself to revel in the plaudits that have come his way on the back of his latest achievement.

• Woods gives first interview after crash

• Scots golfers to play 100 holes in a day

"It feels incredible because it's been a long time since somebody has congratulated me for my play," added Mickelson.

"That's a moment, that's a week, that's a tournament, that's a win that I'll cherish forever. I enjoy when people say that."

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
2022 Driver Test | Which one is going in my bag?
play button
The most powerful PING irons ever? | PING i525 review
play button
I'll be using the Vokey SM9 wedges... and you should too
play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Greg Norman: World ranking “severely compromised” without LIV
Rory McIlroy: Tour stars "in agreement" after Tiger Woods meeting
Will Zalatoris reveals reaction to nearly hitting THAT shot
Lawyer explains why Patrick Reed won’t win $750m defamation case
New report reveals true state of UK golf participation

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Keep rotating through the ball
play button
Maintain your balance throughout golf swing
play button
Denis Pugh’s stepping-stone to better golf
play button
Stay on top of the golf ball
See all videos right arrow