Phil Mickelson will remain a Callaway Golf endorser for the remainder of his playing career, it was announced Tuesday. Mickelson, who joined Callaway in 2004, will continue to play a full set of the company’s equipment. He has won half of his 42 PGA Tour titles, and four of his five majors, since switching to Callaway. “Our long association has been hugely important to my career and this extended agreement is a great honor,” Mickelson said in a release. “We’ve enjoyed close personal and working relationships for 13 years, and I’m very grateful that it will continue through my playing days and beyond.” The 47-year-old is competing this week at the Presidents Cup, his 23rd consecutive team competition.
Remember, it was only a year ago that the U.S. Ryder Cup team was the living, breathing caricature of Charlie Brown attempting to kick that football. Nothing but maddening futility. The team’s frustrations kept bubbling as Europe, the little team that could and winner in six of seven matches, kept laughing all the way to victory. One memorable, momentum-changing week in the Minneapolis fields at Hazeltine last autumn served up a memory-erasing elixir. And now Uncle Sam’s boys cannot wait to have another go at that ball. Truth is, the U.S. needed a changing of the guard. A youth movement. New blood, less scar tissue. Certainly, the veteran players showing up every two years cared a good deal about
Steve Williams, Tiger Woods’ erstwhile caddie who most recently looped for Adam Scott, is taking his skills to the LPGA Tour. The veteran bagman — who handed the sticks to Woods for 12 years and has been by Scott’s side in an on-again, off-again role since he and Woods had a less than amicable split in 2011 — will handle caddie duties for U.S. player Danielle Kang at this week’s New Zealand Women’s Open, according to the New Zealand Herald. First as a full-time caddie and lately as a part-timer for Scott in his semi-retirement, the native Kiwi will make his debut on the women’s circuit before hooking up with the 2013 Masters winner for their swan song in two Asian events in October. "I've never