Friday, September 25
Putting Lesson Helps Phil Mickelson
As good as it looks, this one didn’t go down.
PHIL MICKELSON HAS HAD his share of troubles off the course this season. On the course, the putter has been giving Lefty trouble for quite some time.
A putting lesson from Dave Stockton, who was in Phil’s hometown of San Diego last week for the Samsung World Championship, helped Phil run in some long ones today in round two of the Tour Championship. Mickelson drained putts of 22, 18, 23 and 17 feet en route to a 3-under 67 at East Lake.
“I have been struggling with the putter for two years almost, with an occasional good week here or there,” Mickelson said at PGATour.com.
“Now I feel like I’ve got the right track, the right direction that I want and I’ll continue to spend more time with [Stockton] as need be.”
Tiger Woods shot a 68 to take the 36-hole lead at the Tour Championship. A win for Tiger will lock up his second FedEx Cup in three years. Padraig Harrington and Sean O’Hair are one shot back.
−The Armchair Golfer