Phil Mickelson is doing the unthinkable at the PGA Championship

New York Post


KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — Look who’s leading the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island: Phil Mickelson. Playing in the morning wave of tee times Friday, Mickelson shot a 3-under-par 69 to get to 5-under through 36 holes. Mickelson, who won the 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol and is a five-time major winner, hasn’t had a top-10 finish in a major championship since his runner-up finish at the 2016 British Open. I’m excited for the weekend.’’Phil Mickelson takes a shot at the PGA Championship. “He’s still Phil Mickelson to me,’’ Smith said.


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BREITBART - The Latest: Lefty on top at PGA Championship in 2nd round
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Phil Mickelson used another late rally to take the lead at the PGA Championship on FridayThe Latest: Lefty on top at PGA Championship in 2nd roundThe Associated PressKIAWAH ISLAND, S.C.KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the PGA Championship (all times local):___1:30 p.m.Lefty is on top at the PGA Championship. Mickelson is seeking his second career PGA Championship title and his first major since the 2013 British Open. ___10:15 p.m.Corey Conners’ wild first nine is finally over at the PGA Championship. ___8:45 a.m.Corey Conners made one bogey in his opening-round 67 at the PGA Championship. ___8:20 a.m.Corey Conners started the second round of the PGA Championship with a bogey and a birdie to maintain his two-shot lead.

CBS SPORTS - PGA Championship 2021: Phil Mickelson could join exclusive list of 13 golfers to win six major championships
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Only 13 golfers in the history of of the sport have won six or more major championships, but Phil Mickelson has a chance to change that number at the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island this weekend. Mickelson shot 70-69 in his first two rounds at the PGA Championship to take a solo lead at the time he finished up on Friday. It's the first time in 22 years somebody age 50 or older has been in the top five going into the weekend at a PGA Championship. And now he'll call the action this weekend with Mickelson on the precipice of tying him up! Again, a lot can happen over 36 holes, but here's a look at the list of historic golfers Mickelson is trying to join -- starting at the top with Jack Nicklaus and Lefty's contemporary, Tiger Woods.

ESPN - Phil Mickelson has clubhouse lead at PGA Championship after second-round 69
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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. -- Phil Mickelson is the clubhouse leader at the PGA Championship -- a surprise given his recent form and struggles with numerous aspects of his game. The oldest player to win a major championship was Julius Boros, who was 48 when he captured the 1968 PGA Championship. Mickelson hit 11 of 14 fairways, a huge factor in his success on a course pounded by wind and causing all kinds of consternation. In conditions that would seemingly test that focus, Mickelson has prospered, despite slow starts. Mickelson has not had a top-10 at a major since he finished second to Henrik Stenson at the 2016 Open Championship.

DAILY MAIL - Phil Mickelson on fire after classy second round at US PGA Championship
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On another wild day at the 103rd US PGA Championship, Mickelson followed up his opening round of 70 with a 69 to assume the 36-hole lead. Phil Mickelson took the 36-hole lead after a fine second round at the US PGA Championship‘He has the bit between his teeth and he believes he can do it in these conditions. Even second would be a disappointment to Phil.’Mickelson, for his part, gave a cute response when asked about his lofty status at halfway. As the day unfolded, there was barely a player ranked in the world’s top 20 within close proximity of Mickelson. From down among the strugglers at the start, he was up to tied second, and a sensational six under par.