Around The Links: Phil Mickelson Leads Featured Pairings With 63

June 15, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Tiger Woods (right) shakes hands with Phil Mickelson (left) on the 18th hole after finishing the second round of the 112th U.S. Open golf tournament at The Olympic Club. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

When you look back on the two careers, Tiger Woods has without doubt, had the best, but when the two are paired together, or go head to head, Phil Mickelson seems to always win. As if adding Tiger to the mix on Friday at The Deutsche Bank wasn’t enough, let’s throw the world’s number two player, and Master’s champion Adam Scott into the mix as well. As good as Phil Mickelson has been throughout his tenure, he has never won PGA Player of the Year honors. Do you think he was making a bid on Friday at TPC Boston for the 2013 title?

Woods brings out the best in Mickelson

Tiger and Phil are probably not on each other’s Christmas Card list, but both are great players, and I assume respect each other for their accomplishments and games. Would it not have been fun on Friday had Tiger gotten hot as well, and given us a round to remember? Maybe today, and it will be in on television. This article from Rex Hoggard at The Golf Channel has some great stats and videos.

U.S. Open, Please Come to Boston

It’s been 100 years since Francis Ouimet dawned the era of modern golf in the United States, and most are wondering why the USGA didn’t have the US Open at Brookline. Former USGA Commissioner, David Fey made the call in 2006 to put the 2013 US Open at Merion because Brookline Country Club didn’t have enough challenging holes, and would be a spectator logjam. Didn’t we have some of the same problems at Merion?

Sophie Gustafson Retires From LPGA Tour

Sophie Gustafson announced her retirement from the LPGA after missing the cut at The Safeway Classic on Friday evening. She is 39 years old, and has five victories on the LPGA Tour.

Teemu Selanne Announces Return to NHL in Hilarious Golf Spoof Video

After watching the video, I’m sure the Anaheim Ducks, and golf fans around the world will be happy that Selanne has made a decision to return to the NHL. I’m guessing that his swing, and golf game wasn’t ready to take on Tiger Woods, or the rest of the PGA Tour.

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