The Clown's Mouth: Hunter up, attendance down at the WaMO

Bringing you the best in golf news and opinion. Get up to date on your way to the first tee, starting with the birdie that Hunter Mahan would notch on 16 en route to winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

• It was a fine finish on Sunday with a last-minute duel between Hunter Mahan and Rickie Fowler -- so why was attendance down by almost 10 percent from last year? Well, the weather wasn't the finest, and there was that gold-medal hockey game, but still ... come on, Scottsdale! [Golfweek]

• When Ocho Cinco met Annika Sorenstam. A bizarre little photo via Chad's Twitter page -- what's up with the fake gold medals, folks? [Waggle Room]

• The HGH investigation against Dr. Anthony Galea isn't going away; subpoenas are coming soon. No indication that Tiger Woods is in any way involved or guilty, but whoever set Tiger up with Galea needs a stern talking-to. [Sports Illustrated]

• Ai Miyazato makes it two wins in a row with a victory at the HSBC Women's Champions. For a comprehensive look at all things Ai-sama in before, during and after her win, make with the clicking at right. [Mostly Harmless]

Phil Mickelson has gone into the Southern Swing of the schedule without a win only four times in the last 18 years. This is one of those times. Any time you're ready, Phil ... [The Golf Channel]

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