Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson battled in a final round for the ages on Sunday at Royal Troon as the Swede takes his first major championship in historic fashion. How does the Stenson-Mickelson match stand up to the “Duel in the Sun” at Turnberry in 1977? Also, why the R&A did it right when compared to the USGA in course set-up this summer and a look ahead to the RBC Canadian Open.
Every golfer knows it is sometimes most difficult to close out rounds when you are playing very well. The temptation to consider the possible scenarios over the remaining holes has golfers mentally filling out their scorecards before the final holes are even played. We’ll talk about how this scenario has played out recently in our own games and we’ll discuss how we played during July 4th weekend rounds at Ithaca Country Club, Silver Creek Golf Course, Seneca Falls Country Club and En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott. Also, Bob’s Pick of the Week is the Phil Mickelson short game DVD set, we recap the Greenbrier Classic, and talk about the rumor that Tiger Woods is dating Jason Dufner’s ex-wife.
The U.S. Open heads to the Pacific Northwest for the first time for the 115th edition of our national championship of golf. That’s just one of the things that will be new and different about this year’s version of the season’s second major. Rhett Ticconi returns in-studio after playing the host course, Chambers Bay, last year to lend some insight into what we can expect from the links-style course, the coverage from FOX Sports, and who will prevail on Sunday night.
Recapping Jordan Spieth’s wire to wire win at The Masters and evaluating Tiger, Mickelson and Rory’s week at Augusta. Also, local qualifying locations for Drive, Chip & Putt, some changes for the Post Standard Am, and why nobody really knows what is bad or what is good in our Zen Tip of the Week.