Phil Mickelson shot an even-par 70 Saturday, including three birdies on the back nine, for a 1-under 209 total at Merion Golf Club.
Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson trounced Justin Rose and Francesco Molinari 5 and 4 Saturday afternoon, giving the Americans the first of what is sure to be several points from the Four-Ball matches. They lead 9-4, and are ahead in two other matches.
Keegan Bradley loves the Atlanta area. Bradley is leading the TOUR Championship after the first round with a 6 under 64.
A couple of players to keep your eyes on as we proceed deeper into the FedEx Cup playoffs are, Steve Strickers, Keegan Bradley and Matt Kuchar.
If your expecting household names to dominate the leaderboard at the half way point of the 93rd PGA Championship you would be disappointed.
Steve Stricker is the top-ranked player in the world, but he’s still waiting on his first major. The Open Championship could be his chance.
Steve Stricker is the reigning two-time champion at the John Deere Classic. And while a third win is within the realm of possibility, it coul lead to another letdown at the Open Championship next week.
Notes from the world of golf. Tiger Woods is sticking with his agent, Mark Steinberg. Steve Stricker jumps to fourth in the rankings, the highest position of any American player. Mike Weir and Vijay Singh are likely to miss their first majors in awhile, unless the U.S. Golf Association weighs in.
Mark Wilson would be in the hunt at the Memorial Tournament if fellow Wisconsin native Steve Stricker weren’t blitzing the field. Wilson sits at 7-under 209 through 54 holes, good for a top-five position, but still five strokes off the lead.
Steve Stricker has not missed a cut in 2011. And with his 4-under 68 in Thursday’s first round of the Memorial Tournament, he will probably make another. With such solid play, Stricker likes his chances at the U.S. Open in a couple weeks.