From green to tv. Possible future on television for Phil Mickelson, one of the most successful golfers around on the PGA Tour. The American, who turned fifty last June, will try to pursue new goals on the fairways this year. "Lefty" dreams of playing the Ryder Cup in September 2021 in Wisconsin (USA).
Phil Mickelson, future
A professional since 1992, after almost 30 years played at great levels, Mickelson could soon marry a new adventure, without leaving the playing field for good. In the United States there are rumors about his possible role as a sports commentator.
Sense of humor, quick joke, ease. These are some of the characteristics of Mickelson, a character on and off the pitch. What time he watches on TV. Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson could only laugh after a tough finish to Friday’s round at Pebble Beach.
“Paul, that’s a nine. I’m kind of crushing the par-5s right now,” the World Golf Hall of Famer said with a smile to playing partner Paul Casey after tapping in with his glove on to complete a second-round 80 in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Mickelson hit two balls in the water on Pebble Beach’s famed finishing hole en route to a 9, four holes after a double-bogey on the back-nine’s other par-5. This was Mickelson’s 25th appearance at Pebble Beach and even after Friday he still has more wins here (5) than missed cuts (4).
Mickelson shot 10-over 154 (74-80) at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill this week. He was 7 over on the par-5s alone, hence his comment to Casey. Mickelson’s 80 ties his highest round ever in this event. He also shot 80 at Pebble Beach in the final round in 2003.
This was just the eighth quad or worse on a par-5 in Mickelson’s career. He had finished in the top three in this event in four of the past five years, including a win in 2019 and third-place finish last year.