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U.S. Open: Chambers Bay tough to figure

It’s a bomber’s paradise, demanding length so players can exercise control with high irons into massive, undulating greens, according to Rory McIlroy and Jason Day. It’s a huge advantage to …


Mickelson pulls out of Match Play

SAN FRANCISCO – Phil Mickelson has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship because of personal reasons. Mickelson did not elaborate in a short statement Sunday released by the PGA Tour. …


Lefty left with yet another ‘silver’

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson knew he needed a truly special round to catch Jordan Spieth. Instead, Lefty settled for a familiar spot.


Phil Mickelson pokes fun at Rory McIlroy lawsuit

Phil Mickelson couldn’t resist a playful shot at the lawsuit involving Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell. Mickelson is playing in his 10th Ryder Cup, so he’s not afraid of a …


Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson together again in a major

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play together in the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship next week at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky. The PGA Championship released its tee …


Phil Mickelson confident – at least about links golf

HOYLAKE, England – Phil Mickelson rolled long putts across the practice green in front of the Royal Liverpool clubhouse, some of them going in, most of them the right distance. …


Phil Mickelson struggles with putter at U.S. Open

At least Phil Mickelson probably won’t face another close call at the U.S. Open.


Germany’s Martin Kaymer shoots opening round 65 to lead U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open. So when …


Phil Mickelson trying to keep his focus on Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. – Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 2 with a lot on his mind. He was trying to sharpen his game, …


Doug Ferguson: U.S. Open eludes Mickelson

PINEHURST, N.C. – Even in the best of times, Phil Mickelson has ample reason to expect the worst at the U.S. Open. More than two decades of play in the …


Phil Mickelson misses cut at Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years, and it isn’t hard to figure …


In brief: Sixers tie record for longest losing streak at 26

NBA: The Philadelphia 76ers tied the NBA record with their 26th straight loss Thursday night, as James Harden’s triple-double led the Houston Rockets to a 120-98 victory. Harden had 26 …


In Brief: Bryan brothers keep U.S. alive in Davis Cup

Tennis: Bob and Mike Bryan beat Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Saturday in San Diego to pull the United States to 2-1 against Britain in the …


PGA Championship spotlight on No. 1 Tiger Woods and No. 2 Phil Mickelson

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Here they are again, back at the top of the world rankings. Tiger Woods, No. 1.


Mickelson overcomes 5-stroke deficit with flurry of late birdies

GULLANE, Scotland – One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. …


Mickelson outshines Woods

Tiger Woods is looking up in envy at Phil Mickelson these days, which means everything we used to know about major tournament golf has flipped inside out. The born winner …


Mickelson wins British Open with round for the ages

GULLANE, Scotland – One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. …


Lefty’s always a bridesmaid, never the bride

ARDMORE, Pa. – Phil Mickelson turned 43 on Sunday, a cruel reminder in light of his record sixth runner-up finish at the U.S. Open that his chances to claim that …


Mickelson leads after 3rd round at US Open

For all those runner-up finishes, with so much heartache chasing the major he covets, Phil Mickelson has never had a better chance to win the U.S. Open.


Mickelson, Horschel share clubhouse lead at Merion

ARDMORE, Pa. — Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against …


Happy landing for Mickelson

ARDMORE, Pa. – Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional. He traveled about 2,400 miles in the air …


Leader Mickelson goes the distance at U.S. Open

ARDMORE, Pa. – Even for Phil Mickelson, his path to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in the U.S. Open was unconventional. He traveled about 2,400 miles in the air …


Mickelson thrilled

Phil Mickelson has won three green jackets, and he was the one asking all the questions Sunday during a practice round at the Masters. In his group was Augusta National’s …


Mickelson’s bid for record sinks on 18th

Phil Mickelson birdied the ninth hole a day too late and missed a chance to break the PGA Tour’s 36-hole scoring record when he finished with a double bogey after …


Mickelson looking at big tax hit

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Phil Mickelson said he will make “drastic changes” because of federal and California state tax increases. “It’s been an interesting offseason,” Mickelson said Sunday after the …


Four-time major champ Mickelson withdraws

DUBLIN, Ohio – Phil Mickelson hit the wall and then headed for the exit, withdrawing from the Memorial after a 79 on Thursday because of mental fatigue. Mickelson said it …


Ramirez has to wait

The Oakland A’s announced Monday night that Manny Ramirez will not join the team on Wednesday, when his 50-game suspension ends. There was no indication of when he might be …


Mickelson steals show on final day

Whether it was the 38-foot par putt that Phil Mickelson pounded in just after Tiger Woods had gotten everyone revved up with a birdie or Mickelson’s spectacular eagle on the …


Mickelson wins in Houston, moves to No. 3

Phil Mickelson won the Houston Open on Sunday to jump to No. 3 in the world heading into his Masters title defense. Mickelson had weekend rounds of 63 and 65 …


Mickelson’s shot part of Masters lore

The ball was nestled in loose pine straw to the right of the 13th fairway at Augusta National, a pair of Georgia pines blocking a daunting view of the flag …