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Sport Phil Mickelson is playing in the PGA Tour Champions playoffs, but isn't all in yet on senior tour

11:40  22 october  2021
11:40  22 october  2021 Source:   golfchannel.com

Watch: Phil Mickelson boomerangs driver off the deck again at Furyk & Friends

  Watch: Phil Mickelson boomerangs driver off the deck again at Furyk & Friends Lefty cracked out the same move from three weeks ago at the Fortinet Championship and it worked again.Unless you're one of golf's greatest players, which you're probably not.

Lefty isn ' t planning on going all - in yet on his quest to overtake Bernhard Langer's title of the senior circuit's G.O.A.T. "It's not where I'm at yet ," Mickelson said. "I'm using [the Champions tour ] as an opportunity to have fun, to be around people that I know, guys that I know. I'm using it as a chance to be competitive but in an environment that doesn't beat you up." Though Mickelson 's 2020-21 PGA Tour season included one top 10 finish ( PGA Championship ), that one finish when he became the oldest player ever to win a major at 50, was as good as it could have gotten for Mickelson .

| Phil Mickelson in PGA Tour Champions playoffs , but isn ' t all in yet on senior tour . By Max Schreiber. October 21, 2021 at 2:41 PM. Despite winning the Constellation Furyk & Friends two weeks ago for Lefty's third win in four starts on the Champions tour , the 51-year-old isn ' t planning on going all - in yet on a quest to become the senior circuit's G.O.A.T. "It's not where I'm at yet ," Mickelson said. "I'm using [the Champions tour ] as an opportunity to have fun, to be around people that I know, guys that I know.

At the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first leg of the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs, Phil Mickelson will make his first defending start on the PGA Tour Champions.

  Phil Mickelson is playing in the PGA Tour Champions playoffs, but isn't all in yet on senior tour © Provided by Golf Channel

Despite winning the Constellation Furyk & Friends two weeks ago for Lefty's third win in four starts on the Champions tour, the 51-year-old isn't planning on going all-in yet on his quest to overtake Bernhard Langer's title of the senior circuit's G.O.A.T.

"It's not where I'm at yet," Mickelson said. "I'm using [the Champions tour] as an opportunity to have fun, to be around people that I know, guys that I know. I'm using it as a chance to be competitive but in an environment that doesn't beat you up."

Phil Mickelson wins again on PGA Tour Champions, this time at the Furyk and Friends in Jacksonville

  Phil Mickelson wins again on PGA Tour Champions, this time at the Furyk and Friends in Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A final round that Phil Mickelson hoped would be a cakewalk through the North Florida pines turned into a pitched back-nine battle against an unrelenting Miguel Ángel Jiménez. But Mickelson turned back the challenge to win his third PGA Tour…But Mickelson turned back the challenge to win his third PGA Tour Champions event in four starts.

Langer, winner of 41 Champions tour events and 11 senior majors, had glowing things to say about all the new “young” players on the tour on Tuesday, especially Mickelson . The man to beat for the last decade and a half noted how eager the last few classes of PGA Tour Champions rookies have been, citing their realization that the senior tour is a second chance to compete at a high level. All that said, Mickelson is enjoying his time but isn ’ t ready to give the Champions tour his full attention.

As his caddy grimaces, and playing partner Henrik Nortlander looks on, Phil Mickelson blasts out of a hazard with his pitching wedge on the second hole of Friday's second round of the Northern Trust tournament at TPC Boston in Norton. Mickleson bent his wedge and asked for an official ruling and “I wish I was playing in Chicago next week but excited to play my first Champions event.” It marks the end of a notable streak in both Mickelson ’s and the PGA Tour ’s history. Starting in 2007 at the inception of the FedEx Cup, the five-time major winner had been the only golfer to qualify for the BMW

Though Mickelson's 2020-21 PGA Tour season included one top 10 finish (PGA Championship), that one finish when he became the oldest player ever to win a major at 50, was as good as it could have gotten for Mickelson. And he hopes that his experience on the senior tour will help round out his game for another miracle victory in the twilight of his Tour career.

"I like being able to play aggressive, so [the Champions tour] lets me have fun and play the way I like to play out here," he said, "and then I try to take that back to when I play on the regular tour and try to implement that type of play."

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Legend: Fairways

Mickelson won the Furyk & Friends - where he was the first reigning major champion to make a Tour Champions start - ranking 81st in driving accuracy. However, he took advantage of his ability to out-drive anyone else in the field, which was his goal because most of his success comes with his wedges.

Sungjae Im rides a heater to Shriners Children's Open win in Las Vegas

  Sungjae Im rides a heater to Shriners Children's Open win in Las Vegas LAS VEGAS – Road warrior Sungjae Im didn’t do himself any favors here in America’s Playground in Saturday’s third round of the Shriners Children’s Open, a turbulent 1-under-par 70 on par-battered TPC Summerlin sending him from the 36-hole lead to three shots back after 54 holes. © Provided by Golfweek Shriners Children's Open Come Sunday, however, he had no problems moving up the leaderboard. Im buzzed the entire field with a thundering array of golf, making five consecutive birdies starting at the ninth after making four in his first seven holes before finally landing with an authoritative, four-shot victory.

The hole Phil Mickelson considered the most important in the second round of his PGA Tour Champions career was not any of the eight he birdied but rather the only one on which he made bogey. Mickelson could still squander the lead in the final round Wednesday, when tee times were moved to the early morning because of expected bad weather in the afternoon. But given the quality of his short game through 36 holes, the more pressing question is whether he could break the PGA Tour Champions ' 54-hole scoring record of 191 - shared by Bruce Fleisher, Loren Roberts, Bernhard

Absolutely insane this isn ' t played more often. It stinks knowing courses like this are out there when you see the future sites already booked. He had 44 PGA tour wins going into today, 9th all time. And that's in the thick of the tiger era. Putting him in a category with those other guys is basically insulting.

"I'm a really good wedge player," he said, "so if I get wedges in my hand, I'm going to be tough to beat."

The six-time major winner is on the fence about playing next week in Boca Raton, Florida, but he's penciled himself in for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. Mickelson is 26th on the Schwab Cup points list and can clinch a spot in Phoenix with a strong showing in Richmond, Virginia, this week, as the top 36 in the standings advance to the championship.

However, Lefty is 1,786,056 points behind the 64-year-old Langer, who's first in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. Even if Mickelson were to sweep the three playoff events, the deficit is likely too great for him to ascend to the top of the points list.

Langer has won the Charles Schwab Cup five times and in four out of the past six seasons. Despite having not won since March 2020, 23 top 10 finishes and not missing a cut in all of his 36 starts this season have him atop the standings. The two-time Masters winner (1985, '93) from Germany has 41 Champions tour wins (second all-time behind Hale Irwin’s 45) and is first all-time with 11 senior major wins.

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Mickelson told reporters at TPC Boston he intends to play in the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National, which begins on Monday and concludes on Wednesday. He then confirmed it again with a tweet saying, “I’ve been playing well and I want to play . Some elite PGA Tour veterans enjoy continuing their playing careers on the Champions Tour while others have decided not to. It will be a quick turn-around trip to Missouri, but Mickelson just carded a 68 at TPC Boston Friday. It was a first-round 74 that ended his hopes of making the weekend and advancing in the FedEx Cup Playoffs .

I wish I was playing in Chicago next week but excited to play my first Champions event." Mickelson is expected to miss the cut at the Northern Trust on Friday. He carded a three-under par 68 in Round 2, but couldn' t dig out of his opening-round 74. The projected cut is currently at 2 under, leaving him Lefty has had a strong season despite the early exit from the FedEx Cup Playoffs . He finished third at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February and had a T 2 finish at Memphis for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. A run on the Champions Tour could help keep him fresh as he gears up for the start of

"Obviously Bernhard Langer's the (Champions tour's) gold standard, right?" Mickelson said. "That man at 64, what he's been doing is incredible. That's the guy to look up to to elongate your career, have a great quality of life. And it's fun for us to be able to play golf, feel good, come out here and compete. There's a high quality, high level of play out here."

Langer is roughly 13 years older than Mickelson and many of the up and coming senior players such as Jim Furyk, who Thursday called the Champions tour "a second lease on life," Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington and Ernie Els. As the Champions tour gets stronger and younger, Langer knows winning will become harder.

"It's been a very strong rookie class as we all know, Langer said Wednesday. "Where shall we start, with Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, now Padraig Harrington, you have Furyk, Darren Clarke. It goes on and on, K.J. Choi, Mike Weir, Phil Mickelson. They're proven champions, winners, major winners, and they're going to have a big impact on this tour, no doubt about it, and we've already seen it. Cejka came out and won a couple big ones, so there's more and more of that. It's been, as I said, a very strong year and a half of rookies coming out here, which makes it that much tougher."

Gary Woodland knows how to win at elevation and with unusual scoring at Barracuda Championship .
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