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For the first time since 1993, after an impressive streak of 1,425 weeks, Phil Mickelson now finds himself outside the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. The World Golf Hall of Famer and five-time major champion dropped to No. 101 in the world after starting the year at No. 66.

This year, Mickelson, 50, has missed the cut at both the American Express and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and finished T-53 at the Farmers Insurance Open. He did not play in this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, but is in the field for next week’s Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

Earlier this year Mickelson said if he didn’t play well early on that he’d “start to re-evaluate things” and “maybe play a few more events on the Champions Tour.” Unfortunately for Mickelson, Champions Tour events don’t earn world ranking points.

Mickelson won his first two starts on the senior circuit last August and October, and recently finished T-20 at the Cologuard Classic.

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Almost 27.5 years in the top 100. Does that number alone end up like Tiger's made cut streak, as something that will never again be touched?

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Phil and his agent are already talking to the networks about an announcing role once he determines he is ready to make a change. 

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Phenomenal talent and the proof is there.  I’d easily put that in the same category as TW cut streak.

 

I like this current version of Phil best. No pressure, have fun and play to the fans. 
 

The next ten years of Champions Tour is going to be 🔥 

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8 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Almost 27.5 years in the top 100. Does that number alone end up like Tiger's made cut streak, as something that will never again be touched?

perhaps.... the other amazing thing that doesn't get enough credit is the fact that Phil was the last amateur to win a PGA tour event.

Can you imagine that? 
Showing up and beating all of these guys and having to go back and take finals cause you're a junior in college?
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1 minute ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Phil and his agent are already talking to the networks about an announcing role once he determines he is ready to make a change. 

We saw a bit of that last year when he was in the booth for a couple hours during an event.   

I hope it ends up being for NBC, I can only imagine some of the great back and forth he and Bones could have, when listening to a player/caddie discussion about a shot, and they rehash some of their more interesting conversations...ha

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4 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

We saw a bit of that last year when he was in the booth for a couple hours during an event.   

I hope it ends up being for NBC, I can only imagine some of the great back and forth he and Bones could have, when listening to a player/caddie discussion about a shot, and they rehash some of their more interesting conversations...ha

Oh man this would actually get me to watch golf on TV on a regular basis if this happened. 

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20 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Oh man this would actually get me to watch golf on TV on a regular basis if this happened. 

Are Phil and Bones good or is there some lingering animosity there?  Bones is/was too much of a class act to really say anything, but I do recall reports that he wasn't very happy about being let go (and who would be)...

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Perhaps.  Huge Phil fan here.  Really enjoyed watching him throughout the years. Are his best days behind him on the main tour?  No doubt.  But, like Stricker, Furyk, Els, Westwood (this past week) and others, he'll have his standout events and give his fans base a charge now and then.  And like Watson, Couples, O'Meara and others, he'll slowly move into the Champions Tour events with greater frequency and, I predict, have better than average success there.  Phil the Thrill is a fitting moniker.

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He's just never been the same since the debut of the long sleeve button down.... (thank goodness that faded out quickly!)

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9 hours ago, StrokerAce said:

He's just never been the same since the debut of the long sleeve button down.... (thank goodness that faded out quickly!)

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But these are pure mojo! 🙂

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Phil is easily my favorite guy to root for simply because he plays golf like most of us would if we had his talent.....230 to the green all water carry out of the trees.....sure I’ll give it a rip!

Imagine what his career numbers could have been without Tiger


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2 hours ago, Nassau said:

PGA major 2021 good enough for you? Could be The Open winner as well.

His only top 10 the entire year 

not going to make the ryder cup team like this 

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Barring some injury, Phil has more wins in him.

He should be on this year's Ryder Cup... as an assistant captain.

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On 3/10/2021 at 8:27 PM, TBT said:

Phil is easily my favorite guy to root for simply because he plays golf like most of us would if we had his talent.....230 to the green all water carry out of the trees.....sure I’ll give it a rip!

Imagine what his career numbers could have been without Tiger


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Think what his career numbers would have been with Tiger’s brain. And I’m a Phil fan. 

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