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.
It’s not every day that a young golfer has the opportunity to experience the game in a way that unlocks their already well-developed interest in math and science. Yet that is just what happened during the first-ever Learning Science Through Golf Academy, an innovative, three-day program that brought 24 First Tee participants from around the country this summer to the USGA headquarters in New Jersey. The high school students selected to participate in the academy hailed from 16 states and represented 21 First Tee chapters. While many of them were meeting each other and visiting the USGA for the first time, they had a shared interest in science and math, as well as a love of the game through their
Matthew Southgate was lining up a putt at the DAP Championship - a Web.com Tour event - and just as he tapped his ball, a little leaf blew over and hit it. If a player's ball in motion after a stroke on the putting green is deflected or stopped by, or comes to rest in or on, any moving or animate outside agency, except a worm, insect or the like, the stroke is canceled. Southgate didn't replace or replay the shot and finished his round, so he was given a four-stroke penalty - two for violating Rule 19-1b and a pair for signing a wrong scorecard. Southgate entered the DAP Championship at ninth in the Web.com Finals - the four-tournament series where the top 25 money winners, not already exempt, earn PGA Tour cards for the following season.