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2006-05-31 18:10:47

DUBLIN, Ohio (Reuters) - Refreshed after a three-week break, U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson is excited about his build-up to next month's U.S. Open. The American left-hander will play in this week's Memorial tournament and next week's Barclays Classic before launching his bid at Winged Foot Golf Club for a third successive major victory. "Winning the Masters obviously makes it a great year, even if I don't play well the rest of the year," three-times major champion Mickelson...

2006-05-17 00:14:51

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson believes strategy rather than power will decide this year's U.S. PGA Championship at the ultra-long Medinah Country Club in Illinois. Although Medinah's No. 3 Course will be the longest in major history at 7,561 yards for the August 17-20 tournament, Mickelson does not anticipate any particular style of player having a significant advantage. "I think is that this is a golf course that shows its greatness in the fact that...

2006-05-03 19:26:39

ATLANTA (Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson is excited about his new-found ability to peak at the biggest events, regardless of his form in the build-up. The American left-hander won his second major title last year at the U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol despite achieving just one top-10 finish in his previous six PGA Tour starts. He clinched his second U.S. Masters crown last month, a week after winning his first tournament of the season by a remarkable 13 strokes...

2006-04-09 18:32:56

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson won his third major title and second green jacket with a two-shot victory at the U.S. Masters on Sunday. One shot clear after the weather-hit third round was completed earlier in the day, the American left-hander fired a closing three-under-par 69 to finish on seven-under 281 at Augusta National. Mickelson broke clear of a congested leaderboard with birdies on seven and eight before clinching his second Masters crown in three years by...

2005-08-17 14:14:50

By Steve Keating AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - In what might have been the biggest gamble of his career, Tiger Woods admitted he went home to watch the final holes of the weather-hit U.S. PGA Championship despite being in contention to make a playoff. After clawing his way back into a strong position with a final round two-under-par 68 that left him just two shots behind leader Phil Mickelson when play was suspended on Sunday, Woods decided to leave the Baltusrol Golf Club. He returned to...

2005-08-16 17:55:02

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LONDON (Reuters) - Never having previously been to a golf tournament, the eight-year-old boy was startled to be given a ball by Phil Mickelson after five minutes of watching the action at Loch Lomond's par-three eighth hole. It was the first hole he visited with his father at the 2003 Scottish Open and Mickelson, who has made a habit of playing in the European Tour event as part of his British Open build-up, tossed the ball the boy's way as he walked off the...

2005-08-16 04:54:45

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Right from the start Tiger Woods must have had a feeling it was not going to be his week at the U.S. PGA Championship. When Woods arrived at Baltusrol Golf Club on Monday someone had taken his parking spot. After he stumbled to his worst start in a major championship with an opening round 75 the only signs were those pointing toward an early exit. That could have come sooner than expected if officials had not dismissed suggestions...

2005-08-15 12:55:35

By Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - When Phil Mickelson sank an 18-foot birdie putt to win the U.S. Masters last year and shed the dreaded label of best player never to have won a major, he jumped for joy. When his three-foot putt for birdie disappeared into the hole at the 18th to clinch the U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol on Monday, the 35-year-old American doffed his black baseball cap and wiped his brow in relief. "It was one of the most stressful tournaments...

2005-08-15 10:38:16

By Steve Keating SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson clinched his second major title with a one-shot victory in the weather-delayed U.S. PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course on Monday. Left-hander Mickelson, one stroke ahead with five holes remaining when lightning forced a suspension in final-round play on Sunday, completed a two-over-par 72 to finish at four-under 276. Australian Steve Elkington, the 1995 champion at Riviera, carded a 71 to share...

2005-08-15 09:24:12

SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson tapped in a three-foot putt for par on the 14th hole to retain his one-shot lead with four holes to play in the weather-delayed U.S. PGA Championship on Monday. Twelve players had to return to Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course to complete their final rounds after lightning forced a suspension in final-round play on Sunday at the season's final major. Left-hander Mickelson, at four under par, had led Australia's Steve Elkington and...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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