Friday, March 04, 2005

Phil Mickelson -- golf's best player?

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I've said it before -- Phil the Thrill is the game's best player, at least at the moment. Mickelson has played wonderfully this year, with renewed vigour and risk taking.
It is interesting that Mickelson has reverted back to his reckless, take the big swing or be damned, approach to golf and is perhaps more successful than ever.
He's a birdie machine -- six today and nine yesterday -- to take the lead at Doral, a place where water looms everywhere.It isn't the kind of course I'd expect Mickelson to be wildly successful on -- but he's proving otherwise.
With his play so far, Mickelson is playing better golf than either Tiger Woods or Vijay Singh. But all three are in the hunt through day two at Doral. It could make for a great weekend if three of the game's four big guns (Ernie Els is playing in Dubai this week) are firing their way up the leaderboard on Sunday.
I mean, short, fat Craig Parry is kinda loveable like a teddy bear, but he isn't particularly exciting. Of course, he won last year and is in the Top 10 this week through the second round.

That's all for through the weekend -- I've got to pack up a bunch of things in my house in preparation for a move. Blogging won't be on the agenda, but I'll return on Monday.

1 Comments:

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Erik @ The Sand Trap said...

I'll take Mickelson as "best right now" and raise you the fact that Tiger didn't play in either of his two wins, and he caught some lucky breaks in today's round.

Tiger beats him tomorrow.

 

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