You Oughta Know: Key facts for Northern Trust finale
- By Randall Mell
- Feb 18, 2012 6:45 PM ET
LOS ANGELES – Some tidbits to whet your appetite for Sunday's final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera.
• Mickelson and Bradley will be in the same grouping with Bryce Molder in the last threesome off on Sunday. Mickelson and Bradley have become pals, often playing practice rounds together. They share the same management company. Last year, Bradley even helped Mickelson tinker with a belly putter.
• Mickelson will be working Sunday to complete his eighth consecutive round under par. That goes back through his AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am victory.
• If Mickelson wins, it will be the fourth time he has won back-to-back PGA Tour events, his last coming in 2006 (BellSouth Classic/Masters).
• Nobody has won PGA Tour events in back-to-back weeks since Tiger Woods won the Buick Open and WGC-Bridgestone in 2009.
• Americans have won the first six PGA Tour events of the year. The top five on the leaderboard are all Americans.
• Ten players are within three shots of the lead.
• Winners of the last three PGA Tour events have come from at least six shots behind. A guy six shots back this week will have to pass 19 players to win.
In Saturday’s third round of the Northern Trust Open, Charlie Beljan nervously stepped onto the first tee with a pair of Hall of Famers, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson. Five hours later, after outplayin... Read More
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