Tuesday, January 26
Lefty Comes Out to Play
THIS YOUNG LEFTY has a nice finish. Weight on right side. Tummy pointing down the fairway. I’ll bet he hit a good one. Or did he lose it left, the dreaded shot of that famous Lefty, perhaps his idol?
Phil Mickelson gets back to the office this week. He’ll tee it up in his hometown tournament, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, a Bubba Watson drive and 5-iron from San Diego.
I read that Phil has been in full tune-up mode, with his trio of coaches at his side. They would be swing coach Butch Harmon, short-game guru Dave Pelz and putting wizard Dave Stockton. Contrary to popular belief, you can find good help. (At least you can if you’re World No. 2.)
Lefty turns 40 in June. I’m guessing the U.S. Open would be the perfect birthday present. I’ll say it: This could be a big year for Phil. You can put me down on January 26. (I think everyone else has already said it. It’s an annual golf tradition.)
Can you name the three southpaws who have won professional majors? (I’ve already spotted you one.)
−The Armchair Golfer