As for Phil Mickelson, who had a shot at taking over the world's top spot last week but missed the cut at Colonial, he comes to Dublin inspired. He’s never won the Memorial, which is a big hole on his
résumé that he wants to fill. After missing the cut last week Mickelson spent what he called a “productive” weekend with coach Butch Harmon.
How about this bit of food for thought? Phil and Tiger have played in the same event 175 times in their career. Though Tiger has a much better record in those tournaments, the tide has shifted lately and it's Mickelson who has had the edge in nine of the past 16 events, including four wins.
I asked Phil if it’s just coincidence that his best golf as of late has come in events with Tiger in the field. “Probably not,” he said.
It should be a fun weekend!