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Phil Mickelson hopes we’ll eventually be able to laugh about Shinnecock incident

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Phil Mickelson was at Soldier Field in Chicago on Monday to help promote this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Lefty threw footballs (right-handed) with Bears quarterback Chase Daniel and engaged in the full spectrum of autograph signing, clinic giving, and everything you’d expect…he also addressed the events at Shinnecock Hills two weeks ago with Todd Lewis of Golf Channel.

“It wasn’t the right decision,” Mickelson said “It took a little while for my anger and frustration to subside enough to where I could see clearly that I made not my best move. It wasn’t my best moment. And so I apologized. Now, moving forward, the best thing I can do is to start promoting the game again in a positive way.”

Regarding whether he plans to use the rules in his favor in a similar manner again, Phil said.

“It wasn’t the smart decision. The Rules of Golf actually address that for next year, so I don’t think anybody will be looking at it as a smart play. But at the time I really didn’t care about the stroke difference.”

He added

“I have pretty thick skin and I’m aware that I’ll probably hear about this for some time. Fortunately, I can take it, and I hope at some point we’ll all be able to laugh about it.”

Here’s Mickelson’s full chat

What do you think of what Mickelson had to say, GolfWRX members?

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  1. David

    Jun 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    When i saw Phil hit the ball on the putting green i laughed out loud. Not a golfer watching hasn’t experienced that level of frustration. but i would have been more interested if Phil had let the ball come to a stop off the green then declared the ball unplayable. using the rules he would hit another ball from where the first putt was and continued to finish the hole that way. do u think that would have caused as much controversy ??

    • geoh

      Jun 27, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      To have used the unplayable rule would be fair play, although ‘doughboy’ would be
      considered even more a wimp, had he done that.

      As it is, his confession of intent following his round, clearly indicated that he purposely breached rule 1-2, and subject to disqualification. If he is truly repentant then give 100% of his winnings to charity (not the Phil ‘tax relief’ Trust fund). ie he would end up with zero, the same as if he were disqualified, as he should have been, by his own confession of intent.

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Your suspicions confirmed: Brooks Koepka is in ESPN’s Body Issue

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Brooks Koepka took to social media on Wednesday to give us all a sneak peek of his appearance in ESPN’s Body Issue, which drops next month.

Earlier this year, Koepka disclosed that he lost 24 pounds inside five months, and it was rumored that the reason for the weight loss was for a photoshoot.

Criticism from many followed at the time, with Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee calling the move the “most reckless self-sabotage I have ever seen”. Two victories (including the PGA Championship) and a further four top-5 finishes later, the reason for the weight loss has now become clear.

On posting the image to his Instagram account, Koepka urged his followers to “go get a copy”. But at least one of his peers has already let the 29-year-old know that they wouldn’t be doing so, with Justin Thomas commenting

“Nah man … I’m good.”

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.22.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Which one you taking, WRXers?

Some awesome shots of World Woods GC in Florida courtesy of Zoe.

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Although World Woods is a bit of a drive from Tampa, it is well worth the trek north for a great round of golf! The whole area had a crazy amount of rain the past couple of weeks, but besides a few flooded bunkers you wouldn’t have known (at least the Pine Barrens course)- evidence of great course drainage. The whole round I had to remind myself I was in Florida and not North Carolina. The course is tight, tree lined, and so many waste bunkers that each golf cart comes with its own sand rake. Don’t be deterred by the description though. There are plenty of “redemption” holes which help to keep scores low. I only had time to play the Pine Barrens course, but look forward to coming back to the area to try the Rolling Oaks course. The great rack rate and the proximity of other great golf courses makes this a great location for a future FL golf trip (who’s in?!? ????).

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Stunning design from Bettinardi.

Atlanta-themed ballmarkers from Swag.

How do you like the neck on this flat-stick from Olson, WRXers?

Beautiful face work on this lefty putter from Tyson Lamb.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

New additions on the way from UST Mamiya Golf Shafts.

How do you like this creation from Cushman Custom Golf, WRXers?

Cheetah Fur covers from Swag.

Slick looking new additions from Haywood Golf.

Great shot of the par-3 seventh hole at Stonewall Golf Club from Will.

Max Homa giving Eddie Pepperell a run for his money with his social media witticisms!

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Haha we salute you ???? ????

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