When Woods is on, most of his fellow competitors are intimidated. None would admit it, but even solid top-10 golfers seem to lose their confidence when Woods is on. Mickelson is not one of them.
The last one eluding Mickelson is the U.S. Open, a championship where he’s been the runner-up six times — most recently last month at Merion.
Woods, it was another mystifying showing by a guy who used to produce that sort of magic fairly regularly.
Lefty birdied four of the last six holes, capped by a 10-footer at the tough 18th to claim his fifth major title.
The last time Woods led a major after 54 holes was the 2009 PGA Championship, which turned out to be the first time he ever lost a major.
Whoever wins this one will have to earn it. “It will be a fun weekend,” Woods said. “This golf course is going to be difficult.”
Jerry Recco’s first update of the morning was more about losing then winning, beginning with the two local baseball teams, who between them couldn’t manage a win over the weekend.
After a weekend where both the Yankees & Mets were swept, Adam Scott bogeyed away the British Open and Joe Paterno’s statue was rightfully taken down, Boomer and Craig had plenty to talk about this Monday morning.
Ernie Els won the British Open Championship in sensational fashion, following Adam Scott’s collapse.
An off-air negotiation regarding to some upcoming vacation time spilled onto the air and led to a discussion about Boomer & Craig doing a 12-hour marathon Extravaganza here on the FAN.
Will Graeme McDowell, the affable Irishman who won the U.S. Open two years ago at Pebble Beach, hold on? Or will Jim Furyk hold on and continue to play consistent, solid golf? Can Lee Westwood finally put it all together?
Clarke’s three-shot victory in the British Open was met with unending applause Sunday, the loudest saved for the closing ceremony when he was introduced as the champion golfer of the year.
Tiger Woods announced Tuesday on his website that he has been advised not to play next week at Royal St. George’s.