Rory McIlroy did not get the job done at TPC Boston, but he held on to the second spot in the FedExCup standings with a T5 finish. McIlroy said mental fatigue played a part in his final round 70, and he is looking to take tomorrow off in preparation for the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs.
CBSSports.com’s Steve Elling got a good laugh after taking a look at Phil Mickelson’s results in the last year and cross-referencing the golf courses with Rees Jones’ designs. I chuckled, too. It’s a little ironic after all:
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Webb Simpson, currently the hottest golfer on the PGA Tour, continued his hot streak on Thursday at the BMW Championship, firing a sizzling six-under 65 at Cog Hill (which surprisingly wasn’t good enough to put him atop the leaderboard since Justin Rose carded an eight-under 63). And if he hasn’t caught your attention after winning two of the last three PGA Tour events, his sartorial choices may have!
With Phil Mickelson’s well-documented criticism of course architect Rees Jones, we knew Lefty probably wouldn’t pass at the chance to take a(nother) dig at Cog Hill, the venue for this week’s BMW Championship which was renovated by Jones in 2008. Pretty mild — well, relatively compared to his comments on Atlanta Athletic Club at last month’s PGA Championship. Here it comes…
Ernie Els has won three major championships, captured 64 professional victories, including 18 on the PGA Tour, and has been inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but over the last three weeks he’s been fighting to stay alive in the playoffs. Els, who has obviously struggled this season, faced elimination at the last three events, but he’s managed to survive under pressure — which he describes as more intense than being in contention.
After losing the BMW International Open in a thrilling five-hole playoff to fellow Spaniard Pablo Larrazabal, at least Sergio Garcia wins a decent consolation prize (other than the second-place check). Garcia, who withdrew from the British Open qualifying in Texas last month due to an infected fingernail, needed to place in the top-two in Munich to earn enough money for a spot in the field at Royal St. George’s next month.
The squabble between NBC commentator Johnny Miller and brightly dressed Brit Ian Poulter has escalated.
Now we all know Miller doesn’t mince words. Chances are if you tune in for a Miller broadcast sesh, he’ll find a way to remind viewers that he once shot 63 in the closing round of the US Open at Oakmont, like forty years ago (’73 to be precise and it remains the lowest score in major championship history). Last week at the BMW Championship, Miller declared that Ian Poulter was a poor ballstriker.
Phil Mickelson can’t seem to put together a good round on Sunday when he’s in prime position to overtake Tiger Woods as world’s number one. But if the two were playing matches when paired together, Mickelson just notched another win in the final round of the BMW Championship. Curiously enough, Lefty has thrived playing alongside Woods in recent years. On Sunday he posted his best score of the week, shooting a four-under 67, three strokes better than Tiger’s lackluster 70.