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Feb
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Phil the Thrill

Lots of Lefty Love from fans on 16 on Friday

One thing’s for sure: Phil Mickelson has a flair for drama. He keeps us on the edge of our seats because you never know what Phil might do (or say in rare cases) next. It’s part of his aura and appeal to fans.

Despite a(nother) disappointing — relatively speaking — finish, Phil still leads by four over Bill Haas. A day after his birdie putt on his last hole to shoot 59 did a near 360 before lipping out, Mickelson, who was eight-under going into 18 in the second round, knocked his 3-wood in the water hazard guarding the left side. 

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Feb
4
2011

Rickie Fowler, Ricky Barnes and Charley Hoffman jam at the Bird's Nest

I experienced my first trip to the legendary Bird’s Nest on Thursday night. Tons of dudes flocked over to the tent, across the street from TPC Scottsdale, to watch O.A.R. perform. I timidly walked in the VIP area, where the booze flowed freely — well, actually, each person gets 10 drinks, but I found out this policy was very liberal (a bartender punches your pass every time, but most the time, they were nice and only punched it once even if you ordered two drinks). Naturally, I rushed over to the bar and quickly downed a shot of Patron to catch up with the rest of the crowd, since I arrived a little late.

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Feb
1
2011

Odyssey setup at TPC Scottsdale on Monday

A colleague reminded me that a year ago I couldn’t find the media center at TPC Scottsdale. Fact. I wandered around for a good 45 minutes, mostly in the wrong direction, before I discovered the cart barn — mind you, it’s hidden and there’s no signage. I’m happy to report I located it with no problem yesterday afternoon. (Hooray.) From what I’ve seen so far, the setup and the facilities haven’t changed from the last, but it feels different — which is just a personal thing.

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