Tiger, Phil and Rory! Oh, the Possibilities

Tiger, Phil and Rory! Oh, the Possibilities

Golf's bountiful charms include its abiding bizarreness, spanning six centuries and finding fresh light over the weekend, dude, at a rowdy course in Arizona.


There, this familiar game long since passed off as normal behavior ran across the following narrative:



Technicians at Callaway had toiled to revolutionize a driver, which does paint a picture of glorious golf geeks, sleepless and hunched over computer diagrams. Last Tuesday, their newly forged RAZR Fit Xtreme found its way to the hands of 42-year-old Phil Mickelson who, when it comes to club advancements, has seen his share plus somebody else's. Mickelson hit it and "saw an immediate difference."


Boom. Mickelson lurched a lip-out from a 59 on Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, an event that doubles as a cocktail party (not that there's anything wrong with that). He rested a shot from the PGA Tour 36-hole record after Friday. He persisted at a shot from the 54-hole record after Saturday. He won on Sunday with the obscene score of 28-under par. He made 29 birdies and one eagle, led the field in -- no, really -- greens in regulation.


And we all started envisioning Augusta, with excitement and pine trees.

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