After the 2nd round of the PGA Championship Phil Mickelson has a 4 stroke lead at -8. Quite honestly, this large lead came as a total surprise to me. Phil hasn’t been playing well enough to show signs of a pending major championship win.
It just goes to show what a hot putter can do for Phil. He hasn’t been stellar in his GIR or driving accuracy so far. When he shot his 59 in Hawaii earlier this year, his putter was the reason and not his driving accuracy.
The only question about Phil is can he hold on?
A bigger story than Phil leading the PGA is that Tiger made the cut. The cut line was +4 and Tiger needed to birdie the 18th hole to be there. Fortunately for Tiger, 18 (par 5) wasn’t too difficult. He knocked a 7 iron on in two and two putted no problem. Tiger’s all major cut streak continues.
Memo to TNT: Charles Barkley is NOT someone I want doing commentary on golf. I already know Vijay Singh is a “good player.” And please for the love of God TNT, don’t show Chuck’s swing on TV again.
Memo to Andrew Ciciliano who was filling in on the Jim Rome radio show today: It is NOT something new for Phil to hit long drives. He IS a long player. It is nothing new for Phil to hit bombs. I don’t recommend a full time golf broadcast commentary gig for you Andrew.