Phil Mickelson's recent split with his longtime caddie, Jim "Bones" McKay, made big news in the golf world. It caught everybody so off guard - they had been together 25 years, after all - but for the first time following the pair's announcement, Mickelson went into greater detail about the move. There was some speculation following the move that the pair's relationship had become increasingly fractious, but speaking on Golf Channel Monday morning as part of media blitz for KPMG's forthcoming Future Leaders program, taking please at the LPGA Tour's Women's PGA Championship this week, Mickelson described a less dramatic version of events. "Bones is going to get a number of top players coming after him, because he's such a great caddie.
CROMWELL, Conn. – Not all playoffs are created equal. The 2013 Wyndham Championship, for example, when Patrick Reed beat Jordan Spieth on the second playoff hole still gnaws at the runner-up. “The one that Patrick beat me on was just bogus though,” Spieth said on Sunday at the Travelers Championship. “He hit it out of bounds and the ball came back in. I'm still upset about that one, but it created excitement in each playoff.” How Sunday’s playoff at TPC River Highlands is remembered is similarly a matter of personal perspective. For Spieth, who finished at 12 under when he scrambled for par at the 72nd hole from a greenside bunker, his hole-out for birdie in extra fames from the same bunker adjacent
Fred Couples rallied to win the American Family Insurance Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour Champions title of the year and 13th overall. The 57-year-old Couples closed with a 6-under 66 at University Ridge for a two-stroke victory over Scott Verplank. Couples birdied six of the first 11 holes and finished at 15-under 201. Couples also won the 50-and-over tour's Chubb Classic in February in Florida. The Hall of Famer, long hampered by back problems, won 15 times on the PGA Tour — his lone major coming in the 1992 Masters. Verplank shot a 69. Tournament host Steve Stricker (69) and Joe Durant (67) tied for third at 12 under. Stricker made his first start in his hometown event after turning