Phil Mickelson's flop shot from the greenside rough on the final hole at Baltusrol Monday was as delicate as it was difficult. But, says Jim Litke, it also was one that Mickelson has been perfecting since he was a tyke back home in San Diego.
Steve Elkington and Thomas Bjorn strode down the final hole Monday convinced they could pull out the victory, says Tim Dahlberg. They fell just short, however, when one found a divot and the other missed a putt that was seemingly in the cup.
Needing only to putt out Monday morning, Lee Westwood and Greg Owen sent their caddies and clubs ahead to Ohio. Plus, Phil Mickelson was without a club he sorely missed, John Daly and Tiger Woods lead the big-hitters club, and more.
Newly crowned PGA Champion Phil Mickelson and Retief Goosen, who finished among the top performers in this year's major championships, will join Tiger Woods and Michael Campbell Nov. 22-23 at Poipu Bay in Hawaii.
Even though she got stung by a bee Sunday morning, Laura Diaz immensely enjoyed her four days as caddie for her big brother, PGA Professional Ron Philo, Jr., at Baltusrol. Now it's back to her real job on the LPGA Tour this week.
Steve Schneiter of Utah, whose family has a long history in the PGA Championship, tamed the killer closing hole at Baltusrol on Sunday en route to finishing with the low score among the four PGA Professionals who made the cut.