GIF: Phil Mickelson plays from the hospitality area on back-to-back days at the Barclays

“Oh no, not again.”

That was Phil Mickelson’s reaction on Saturday as he sent his tee ball on the drivable par-4 5th at the Barclays way left. After a helpful bounce from the cart path, Mickelson ended up in the hospitality area for the second consecutive day and after examining the options, he decided to play from the same general area once again.

The result was much better on Saturday, allowing him to get out with his par.

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No Laying Up Podcast: Episode Six

If you’ve been reading this blog or following me on Twitter for any length of time, you’re well aware of the guys at No Laying Up, who consistently produce some of the best golf related material online in a variety of forms. I was asked to jump on the sixth episode of their podcast, where we talked about a wide range of topics, including the Ryder Cup, Rory, Rickie, Bubba, the PGA Championship and yes, Tiger.

You can listen to the podcast by going to the NLU site here, and make sure to give them a follow on Twitter as well if you haven’t done so already.

Recapping the 2014 PGA Championship

08.10.14 rory trophy lift

Instead of following my usual recap style, I’m going to go with more of a broken up style list of takeaways thanks to the amount of noteworthy events that took place all week.

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2014 PGA Championship GIFs

Rory watches the Mickelson/Fowler group from the tee.

Rory watches the Mickelson/Fowler group.

That was fun, wasn’t it? After three pretty lacklustre majors from an excitement standpoint, the weekend at Valhalla was incredible, especially on Sunday when it seemed like after the rain delay, we had non-stop action for six hours. This one’s going to be tough to top.

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Forecasting the 2014 Ryder Cup: August 6th

Rory gets a hug from Sergio.

Rory gets a hug from Sergio.

We’re less than two months away from the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, and both the American and European teams are starting to take shape for captains Tom Watson and Paul McGinley. With the American point standings locked after this week’s PGA Championship, this will likely be my last Ryder Cup forecasting post, at least in its current form. I’ll definitely have more coverage of the event for both theScore and here on the blog in the next few weeks. Each player in the below tables is clickable and takes you to complete match play records.

Previous forecasting posts: May 21st & July 8th

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Your A-Z guide to the 2014 PGA Championship

The final major of the 2014 season is happening this week, as Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky will play host to the PGA Championship. My latest A-Z guide for theScore was posted earlier today.

2014 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational GIFs

Rory and Sergio shake hands after the tournament.

Rory and Sergio shake hands after the tournament.

Well, that was interesting, wasn’t it? Phil Mickelson actually looked like himself on the final day, Rory and Sergio have another Sunday head to head and Tiger, well, you’ll see what happened with Tiger. As usual, the best photos, GIFs and videos of the week are posted below.

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Bernhard Langer and the 2014 Ryder Cup

07.27.14 langer trophy

Lee Trevino, Larry Nelson, Raymond Floyd, Hale Irwin, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Bruce Lietzke all have a few things in common.

  • They are all golfers.
  • They are all American.
  • They all played in the 1981 Ryder Cup.

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Tim Clark wins the Canadian Open

07.27.14 clark final putt

Tim Clark was able to overcome a three-shot deficit on Sunday at Royal Montreal to win his second career PGA Tour event by one over Jim Furyk.

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Rory McIlroy wins at Hoylake

After opening a massive lead in the third major championship of 2014, Rory McIlroy made it a little closer than he would have liked at the Open Championship, but he was able to hang on for a two-shot win over Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler. You can read all about the final day with my recap over at theScore.

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