What more can you say about Phil Mickelson truly one of the greats of the game winning his sixth major at the age of 50 making him the oldest Major winner. Mickelson puts it all down to hard work and his attitude on and off the course. Tiger Woods was one of the men leading the tributes to his former foe as the 15 time Major winner continues to recover from his career threatening injury sustained in car crash at the start of the year.
Irish eyes will be smiling also as Padraig Harrighton finished fifth and Shane Lowry finished seventh all good signs ahead of the Ryder cup which will take place at Whistling Straits near Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Can Harrighton and team Europe retain the Ryder Cup from team America?
One thing that did make for good viewing was the distant Brooks Koepka clearly has for his rival Bryson DeChambeau in a hilarious post round interview. One of the more disappointing stories of the weekend and the continued disappointed is Rory McIlroy’s poor form. Despite the Northern Irishman winning at the Wells Fargo Championship at the start of the month, the former Open Champion finished 49th in the PGA Championship table.
Despite Padraig Harrighton’s high finish at the PGA Championship the Dubliner insists he will not be a playing captain at this years Ryder Cup which will be held on the 21st of September at Whistling Straits. Check out sportsbook betting for the latest odds on the historic tournament between the Europeans and the Americans. Before that of course we have The US Open and The Open and a whole other host of tournaments ahead of the Ryder Cup, exciting times for Golf fans, Could Tiger Woods make a comeback and get back in the mix for Team American, surely not?
The story of the weekend has to go to Phil Mickelson though the 50 year says his as hungry as every to win more tournaments. Have we ever seen Golf so competitive with a field of names including Jon Rahm, Paul Casey, Justin Rose, Patrick Reed to name but a few. The Ryder Cup can’t come quick enough and it’s going to hotly contested between the best of Europe and the best of American and there’s sure to be nothing between the two teams and going to be some tough decision for both Padraig Harrighton and Steve Stricker to make when it comes to team selection.
Love this answer from Phil. There is no substitute for hard work. pic.twitter.com/8lFNNCDeh7
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