Phil Mickelson

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  1. Bart

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    Well, Michael Arkush is raining on Phil's parade. Phil beat Eldrick and Arkush must be upset.
    Can't allow Phil more than five seconds of glory. The world belongs to Eldrick.

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    Time out: Lefty will not surpass Tiger in 2010

    With Phil Mickelson's impressive victory in the Tour Championship two months ago and his performance this past week in China, some believe Lefty will surpass Tiger Woods as the best player in the game in 2010.

    Nonsense. Lefty will find a way to make the wrong mistakes at the wrong time and remain how he will be forever defined: a tremendous player, even a Hall of Fame-caliber player (he'll likely finish with about 50 victories), but nowhere in the class of Mr. Woods. Nobody is. That is no crime.
     
  2. j41181

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    We all should at least be thankful ol' Phil managed to win 3 majors, instead of 1, 2, or nothing. Even though I think he could've won several more majors. He just chokes when he is not suppose to, and that's my biggest disappointment in him.
     
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    Whoa, I wonder how a bunch "nobodies" managed to keep the The Majestic One winless in terms of Major Championships this season? Similar to whenever Tiger loses, it must have been a "fluke."

    As Stever Stricker said moments after soundly beating Tiger: "This is Tiger's world, we're all just taking up space."Yeah, Steve, the media and DWFs know this mantra all too well. Anything else would be sacreligious. Edited by: Thrashen
     
  4. Van_Slyke_CF

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    With all the hoopla surrounding Tiger Woods and his hoes this year, it's appropriate to recall what Phil Mickelson was doing this year off the course: taking care of a wife and a mother suffering from cancer.

    I'm looking forward to a great year from Phil in 2010.
     
  5. j41181

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    Good ol' Phil has 3 Major wins, if only lady luck was smiling for him once a again, he should DOUBLE that number.

    That effectively makes him the best white golfer of his generation.
     
  6. Thrashen

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    Comparing the integrity of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has always been laughable....now it's downright sickening.

    Phil stands by his wife, mother, and kids during the most difficult time of their lives (cancer treatment).

    Tiger is out jet-setting, screwing c0cktail waitresses (and other random whores)"¦.leaving them sexual text and voice messages while his wife (her scandinavian DNA ruined forever) and kids sit at home in his mansion.

    The media ignores Phil, and reaches orgasm for Tiger....yeah, that makes perfect sense in the context of today's world.Edited by: Thrashen
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Phil makes his initial 2010 appearance in this week's tourament. The Golf Channel (forced by circumstances to change its name from The Tiger Network) has been playing it up. If he plays well this year in the wake of Woods' ongoing debacle, Mickelson will really obtain hero status as he's already extremely popular. There are very few truly revered White athletes; other than Philit's hard to think ofany other than some retired icons such as Palmer and Nicklaus as even the superstar White quarterbacks (Manning, Favre and Brady) are all hated by a significant segment of the DWFs.
     
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    I saw this in yesterday's AJC and thought I would post it here.

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    Phil Mickelson still feels the thrill. The thrill of just driving down
    Magnolia Lane. The thrill of hitting the magical 6-iron 207 yards off pine
    needles to a few feet from the pin on the critical 13th hole last spring.
    The thrill of winning the Masters for the third time. And the thrill of
    having wife, Amy, and their children there with him last year when he won
    last April.

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    "Like you can't believe,"Â￾ he quickly said on Tuesday when asked how it feels
    to turn onto that canopied driveway that welcomes golfers into Augusta
    National. He also discussed, among other topics, what will happen to the
    6-iron, how the course stays relevant and the potential menu for the annual
    Champions Dinner for the 75th Masters.




    Mickelson said the feeling goes back to when he was a boy, watching the
    tournament as a kid in California and telling his mother, "I want to win
    that tournament."Â￾ He said the Masters gives every young golfer something to
    strive for.




    "When we arrive at the premises at Augusta, it exceeds our dreams, which is
    hard to do,"Â￾ he said.





    Q: You mentioned earlier this year you were still working out some
    things about the Champions Dinner. I don't know if you've got any further
    along. Is there anything you can share about that?




    A: Well, I've been in contact with Seve Ballesteros and I just sent him
    an e-mail saying that if he were able to come and feeling healthy enough
    [Ballesteros is still recovering from treatment for a brain tumor in 2008]
    to be able to make this tournament, I would love to have the dinner be
    something that he would like, like a Spanish dish of paella or whatever he
    thought would be appropriate. I wanted to kind of honor him.




    But unfortunately I don't think he's going to be able to make it, given some
    e-mails we've received. I don't think he's planning on attending. So our
    thoughts and prayers are going to be with him that evening.




    I learned one thing over the years. Many of the past champions, they love beef
    and they love meat. And because of that, I want to honor the past champions
    at Augusta. I plan on having a trio of different meats, whether it be bison
    or venison or just filet. I was thinking about kind of honoring the guys
    with a bunch of different meats, as well as a lot of green vegetables.





    Q: Will you try that shot again [with the 6-iron] when you make your
    first trip alongside the 13th hole?




    A: Well, I may, yeah. I probably will go to that spot. I do that every
    year on the final putt that I made in 2004 to win. I hit that putt every
    time I play there. I always go back and look at it.




    I very well may go to that spot because that is an important spot, an
    important shot for the tournament last year, and I will look at that.
    However, I do plan on hitting the fairway all four days.





    Q: The shot you hit with the 6-iron got so much attention. Did you do
    anything special with that club? And do you collect stuff and put it away to
    go back and look at little mementos?




    A: Well, no. I keep the sets of clubs that I won major championships
    with. I usually try. I change my clubs at least once a year, for the reason
    that I like to have a fresh set. I like to have fresh grooves and I usually
    wear down the face through practice sessions, especially the short irons
    where I spend most of my time practicing.




    I do have every club in a bag in my golf room back home from last year's win
    and I will be giving the 6-iron to the club to be on display.





    Q: As a follow, can you take us through what everybody remembers: the
    moment on 18, when Amy came out and you didn't know that was going to occur?
    Can you take us through what you remember?




    A: Well, I just remember hugging her and not wanting to let go and we
    were still right in the thick of [her cancer treatments]. And we are doing
    so much better now, and Amy is doing so much better, and we are in such a
    better place.





    Q. Can you address the evolution of course setup to make the course
    challenging for you guys, but as well, to bring back the roars?




    A: Well, it was my opinion that the first three years, where the
    changes on the golf course were made to make it more challenging or longer,
    we had terrible weather. And I believe the terrible weather is really what
    kept the scores from being low and also prevented the roars and the birdies
    and the eagles that we had had in previous years.




    The last few years we have had terrific weather, and I think that has brought
    back some of the low scores. But really in the last year or two, there also
    were some additional changes to the course that gave it more flexibility.
    Meaning, there were tee boxes that were lengthened in the front. So that if
    we did get bad weather, there was an option to move tees forward to make the
    course still exciting with birdie and eagle opportunities.





    Masters




    April 7-10, Augusta National Golf Club

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  9. Van_Slyke_CF

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    I'm pulling for another Masters win by Phil Mickelson.
     
  10. Don Wassall

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    Phil hadn't won since the Masters last year, as hewas hit withpsoriatic arthritis after that inspiring triumph, and of course his wife and mother both have been battling cancer. He hadn't been a factor thus far in 2011, but was spectacular in winning the Houston Open, shooting 63-65 over the weekend. The 63 tied the course record and he had 9 birdies in both of those rounds. I watched the final round today and he was magical except for a couple of lapses in concentration. It's certainly what he was looking for heading into the Masters this coming week.

    Mickelson also moved up to number three in the world rankings with the win, while Tiger Woods slipped again, to number seven. It's the first time since 1997 that Phil has been ahead of Woods in the rankings, though he's been close to passing him a number of times during that span.

    It was also Phil's 39th career win, tying him with Tom Watson and Cary Middlecoff for ninth all time. All in all a great tournament for Phil the Thrill, who should now be the betting favorite heading into The Masters as he goes for his second green jacket in a row and fourth overall.
     
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    Phil The Thrill just made a great clutch birdie putt from 27 feet off the edge of the green on the 72nd hole at the Northern Trust Open (played at the fabled Riviera course) to get into a playoff with Bill Haas and Keegan Bradley. Bradley also made a tough birdie putt on the same hole to get into the playoff. There had been just 6 birdies on that hole all day long before Mickelson and Bradley did their thing. If Phil wins the playoff that will be two straight wins for him.
     
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    Bill Haas made a long birdie putt on the second playoff hole to win, but still another exciting tournament. Phil's game looks strong with The Masters just six weeks away.

    And even though Tiger Woods wasn't in this tournament, he wasn't forgotten by the good Cultural Marxist scriptwriters at ESPN. I was watching Sports Center Friday night after the second round (first time I had watched that unwatchable show in quite a while), and as they were cutting to break footage of Woods was shown while Stewart "Booyah!" Scott intoned, "While golfing fans are still waiting to see when Tiger Woods will win next, Phil Mickelson is trying to make it two in a row this week at Riveria." If 82 year old Arnold Palmer had come out of retirement and was contending for the lead, one can imagine BSPN still finding a way to make Tiger the focus of their coverage.
     
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    Cultural Marxist totalitarianism (politely called "political correctness") has now spread even to the subject of taxes. Phil Mickelson has done the "white thing" and apologized for daring to state that he thinks taxes are too high. Phil talked about moving from ultra-high tax California to a state without a state income tax because taxes now eat up 63% of his earnings. Most PGA golfers live in Florida and Texas, both of which don't have a state income tax.

    Non-White California voted for Proposition 30, which increases state taxes on those earning over $250,000 per year, in addition to Obama's tax hikes. But Phil was pressured into releasing a statement saying, "Finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have made my opinions on them public. I apologize to those I have upset or insulted, and assure you I intend not to let it happen again."

    So public figures now can't talk about any issues of the day, unless it's to promote gun confiscation, homosexual marriage, "global warming" and the other pet issues of intolerant liberals and communists. What will the extreme left do when more wealthy Americans don't just move to another state, but to a different country to avoid confiscatory taxes? It's already happening in a noticeably increasing trickle, and not just among the rich but also ordinary men fed up with toxic feminism and a variety of other poisons ruining the country. . .
     
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    Awesome post. When someone is as wealthy as Phil, I just don't understand why they feel the need to apologize for exercising their first amendment right. It's not like they have to worry about losing their job and end up on skid row or something, especially for making a seemingly non-CM statement. Or was it? In today's hyper-CM America, his statements could be extrapolated to mean that he'd rather spend his hard-earned money to help provide for and support his family instead of giving it away to the government so they can give away more Section 8 housing and EBT cards to baby mamas with eight kids from eight different baby daddy's. What a selfish and racist a-hole! In that context, I can now understand his apology. It's reparation time via the tax code!

    Just like what's happening in France with Depardieu and Sarkozy leaving for other countries with lower taxes, Russia and England, respectively, the same is going to happen here with many of the "Red" states now planning to get rid of their state income taxes.

    Since the ghetto folk don't pay any taxes anyway, they'll stay in the predominantly "Blue" states while people like Phil and others with much less of a fortune than him will move to the "Red" states. The "Blue" states will eventually turn a very dark shade and become completely unlivable, dangerous, and bankrupt hell-holes as the productive make their escape. "Escape from New York" will be about productive and law-abiding gun owners from upstate New York and people in NYC similar to Phil's financial situation leaving for redder pastures. I'm sure Mayor Bloomberg's and Governor Cuomo's response will be more taxes and gun control which should seal their fate.

    As far as toxic feminism causing an exodus of men as well, it's not just the older ones as before, but now it's many in their 20's. Heck, two out of three random guys in this age bracket that I've talked to about this over the past couple of years already told me that one of their friends has already done this and that they were not too far behind them! And to think I was going to tell them how it was! What gumption!
     
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    I've always felt Mickelson was a bit of a wimp. This episode exemplifies that in spades. He was entirely proper to speak of tax rates and financial matters. His apology was so weak that it was embarrassing. Another rich White guy with no balls. What a surprise.
     
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    I also cannot figure out why Phil had to apologize here. There's nothing offensive in what he said, even by today's rotten standards. But then again, Don and Highlander have called it. Unless your comments are explicitly against the 2nd Amendment, pro-feminist, pro-homosexual, pro-minority, or anything else that is inline with the liberal/marxist agenda, they can easily take it, twist it around, and make you look like the bad guy.

    But my biggest disappointment is that someone in Phil's position can afford to take a stand here. It's not as though he's young or in the prime of his career, and does not want his livelihood taken away. Phil has amassed a huge fortune, is not going to be banned from any tournaments, and I hardly believe any of his sponsors will abandon him for these comments. He's exact sort of White man who can say whatever he wants, with virtually no consequences.

    I guess we need to get used this sort of spineless behavior from now on, where even the most innocous statements/comments will bring out an apology, because there's always some liberal-designated group who's waiting to be offended.
     
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    My guess is that he was asked by his linguini-spined agent and/or his corporate sponsors to issue his apology so as to not "offend" any of the countless millions of citizen/subjects of the USSA who would buy the sponsor's gear with their EBT cash cards.
     
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    Phil, who wasn't on his game to start the year, bounced back from his system-contrived "controversy" to win the Phoenix Open (whose obligatory corporate name is the less than glamorous Waste Management Open) by 4 strokes. He shot a 60 in the first round (missing a 59 by about an inch on a long birdie attempt on the 18th hole) and tied for the second lowest 72 hole score for an event, tying Mark Calcavecchia's score when he won the Phoenix Open in 2000. It was noted by Dan Hicks that on the same day that Calcavecchia set his record, the Ravens won the Super Bowl for those that are interested in such trivia.

    I only watched the last few minutes of the tournament, but it was long enough to hear Johnny Miller call Phil's comments about taxes "dumb." This from a master of air-headed and stupid comments.

    Career win 41 for Phil The Thrill.
     
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    Phil vaults from number 8; 2 weeks ago to number 2 in the world golf rankings after winning the Scottish Open and then of course the British Open Sunday. I sure would like to see him overtake Woods for number 1 before his career is over, but I understand the importance of family to Mickelson, Phil will probably never be as consumed with his ranking as Tiger is, but it's ok, because we know here on CF who the better man is!

    Thanks Phil.

    *Mickelson was actually 22 in the world at the start of 2013!
     
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    Beuracratic red tap on taxation is a millstone around the neck of the state of New York and New York city in particular. I remember when Bloomberg raised cigarette taxes in the city and gas stations and variety stores that border the city were losing business to Jersey and Long Island which had lower taxes. The state has criminally high taxes on tobbaco too. I don't smoke anymore but I used to occasionally buy Cigarellos and Philly Blunts for relatives that smoke cheap cigars around the holiday season. The price on one of these cheap cigars has gone up 60 percent over the last 4 years. I think the only reason why Manhattan hasn't gone through the urban decline again is because since the gentrification of Manhattan the people who largely own property are corporate people who pay the lowest tax rate anybody can pay due to capital gains tax rates. The rest of the city is potentially in trouble with default rates that could cause a crash in softer neighborhoods that are largely Black and lower middle class to poor.
     
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