Lefty brushes up on New York sports


FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – All eyes of the golf world will be on Phil Mickelson this week here at the U.S. Open. It's obvious that it'll be an emotional week for him without his wife Amy by his side as she remains home in California awaiting treatment for breast cancer.

Mickelson admitted Wednesday that, although he’s not sure how he’ll handle the week, he believes he’ll be able to handle his emotions and believes that his game is in such a state that will have him in contention Sunday afternoon.

In typical, calculating Mickelson fashion, he said that he’ll be prepared to talk New York sports with the passionate galleries this week. Known for his love of all things sports, Mickelson said he didn’t want to be unprepared for what may come his way.

“I love talking sports with people in New York, because there’s probably no place that has as knowledgeable sports fans as here in New York,” Mickelson said. “I’ve kind of brushed up on my information on the New York Giants and the Jets and Yankees and Mets, in case I get in some discussions, I know what I’m talking about.

“I thought that knowing a little bit about those teams would be probably wise on my part.”