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(Deadspin)   This is how close Phil Mickelson came to being the 6th golfer to shoot 59 on the PGA tour (w/video)   (deadspin.com) divider line 49
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2013-02-01 09:06:40 AM
The pressure of shooting under 60 can be quite taxing.
 
2013-02-01 09:22:29 AM

I_Am_Weasel: The pressure of shooting under 60 can be quite taxing.


the saddest thing is that under last year's rules, it would have been a 59.
 
2013-02-01 09:43:00 AM
Deadspin comment: He actually shot a 115; the 60 is just what was leftover after the goddamn government took its cut.
 
2013-02-01 09:44:55 AM
That is about as close a putt will get without going in.  It was halfway down and lipped out right next to the hole.  The speed was nearly flawless too.  A little slower and it might have dropped, but it lipped out within an inch or two of the hole.
 
2013-02-01 09:46:52 AM

SlothB77: A little slower and it might have dropped


From his comments, I'm thinking that it lost speed and dove below the hole. Any slower and it might have missed the whole completely.
 
2013-02-01 09:56:39 AM

ChrisDe: Deadspin comment: He actually shot a 115; the 60 is just what was leftover after the goddamn government took its cut.


Ha!
 
2013-02-01 10:00:20 AM
Almost, FIGJAM.
 
2013-02-01 10:04:55 AM
 
2013-02-01 10:33:48 AM
In the old days Phil would have jammed a 4 footer 3 feet past the hole and missed the comebacker to shoot 60.

/Get off my practice green
 
2013-02-01 10:54:37 AM
RAT FARTS!!!!!
 
2013-02-01 10:56:21 AM
Think about how many waitresses Tiger would have to bang to forget that miss. Staggering.
 
2013-02-01 11:00:09 AM
There's nothing magical about a 59.

It depends entirely on how hard the course is. There are courses where a 59 is no big deal. There are also courses where a 69 is a big deal.

Length, slope and rating for each tee for TPC Scottsdale:

Tee             Par                  Yardage           Slope            Rating
White            71                    6049               125               68.7
Blue              71                    6525               129               71.1
Red              71                    5455                130              72.9
Black            71                    7216                138              74.6
White (W)    71                     6049                141              75.9

// I assume they are on the black tees.  Okay, it's a big deal.
 
2013-02-01 11:00:09 AM
You guys are slipping.

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2013-02-01 11:22:01 AM

notmtwain: There's nothing magical about a 59.

It depends entirely on how hard the course is. There are courses where a 59 is no big deal. There are also courses where a 69 is a big deal.

Length, slope and rating for each tee for TPC Scottsdale:

Tee             Par                  Yardage           Slope            Rating
White            71                    6049               125               68.7
Blue              71                    6525               129               71.1
Red              71                    5455                130              72.9
Black            71                    7216                138              74.6
White (W)    71                     6049                141              75.9

// I assume they are on the black tees.  Okay, it's a big deal.


The setup for a PGA tourney is Black+
 
2013-02-01 11:24:23 AM

notmtwain: // I assume they are on the black tees.  Okay, it's a big deal.


There are probably tees behind many of the black tees. Also, the greens are faster than on normal days, around the greens is cut to penalize missed shots, and the pins are tucked next to ledges/water/sand.
 
2013-02-01 11:29:58 AM

notmtwain: There's nothing magical about a 59.

It depends entirely on how hard the course is. There are courses where a 59 is no big deal. There are also courses where a 69 is a big deal.

Length, slope and rating for each tee for TPC Scottsdale:

Tee             Par                  Yardage           Slope            Rating
White            71                    6049               125               68.7
Blue              71                    6525               129               71.1
Red              71                    5455                130              72.9
Black            71                    7216                138              74.6
White (W)    71                     6049                141              75.9

// I assume they are on the black tees.  Okay, it's a big deal.


Any other tee box and they'd probably be playing pitch and putt on all but the Par 5s.  Not only were they playing from the tips but most likely on an altered course to make it even tougher for PGA week.  That putt looked good all the way but to get to 60 there were probably a few that he lucked out on earlier in the round.  Golf may or may not be a sport, but it is a tough game.  Phil does well in Southern Arizona just as Tiger does well in Northern California.  It where they played their college golf.
 
2013-02-01 11:36:36 AM

Broktun: The setup for a PGA tourney is Black+


And even if the course was playing relatively easy by PGA standards, he was still 4 shots better than anyone else in the field.
 
2013-02-01 12:22:33 PM
I am glad he was able to overcome his subcutaneous fat issues to post such a low number.

/I like giving Phil a hard time but I don;t think he's a bad guy at all
 
2013-02-01 12:51:18 PM
Perhaps they were giving out a cash bonus for shooting a 59 and he shot a 60 on purpose so he wouldn't have to pay tax on the prize...
 
2013-02-01 01:12:27 PM

Broktun: The setup for a PGA tourney is Black+



I heard that after yesterday, Phil will never go Back +
 
2013-02-01 01:13:09 PM
Loved this comment in TFA: There is still hope to see a 59 in 18 again this year, because Ron Jeremy didn't die yesterday.
 
2013-02-01 01:22:16 PM
Did the rowdies at 16 say anything about taxes to him?

Would love to see an exhibition silly event played only a hole like that. First you would have to hit, say 10 tee shots. Then sink putts from different spots, chip out of bunkers, etc. Everything is on a time limit and the crowd is roaring for all of it. Tell me that would not be awesome.
 
2013-02-01 01:27:36 PM
I watched David Duval shoot his 59 at the Bob Hope Classic back in 1999, and it was pretty farking spectacular.  His 5 iron onto the green on 18 was one of the best golf shots I've ever seen.  Every iron that guy played was darts.
 
2013-02-01 01:35:27 PM

Rent Party: I watched David Duval shoot his 59 at the Bob Hope Classic back in 1999, and it was pretty farking spectacular.  His 5 iron onto the green on 18 was one of the best golf shots I've ever seen.  Every iron that guy played was darts.


Was it better than witnessing Chamberlain's 100 or Larsen's Perfect Game?
 
2013-02-01 01:40:41 PM

JohnBigBootay: I am glad he was able to overcome his subcutaneous fat issues to post such a low number.


He's exhibit A for why Ben Wright was wrong.
 
2013-02-01 01:49:55 PM
What was that abortion on the 15th, Phil?
 
2013-02-01 01:51:21 PM

I_Am_Weasel: The pressure of shooting under 60 can be quite taxing.




Nonesense, Dear Leader did it all the time, and just look at h....oh wait.......
 
2013-02-01 02:41:10 PM

Rent Party: Every iron that guy played was darts.



and then what, 3 years later he's in Q School?

he did have an awesome British Open what, 3 years ago?  top 5 or something.  Good to see him.  he seemed like a cool guy.
 
2013-02-01 02:44:57 PM

randomdevice: Rent Party: I watched David Duval shoot his 59 at the Bob Hope Classic back in 1999, and it was pretty farking spectacular.  His 5 iron onto the green on 18 was one of the best golf shots I've ever seen.  Every iron that guy played was darts.

Was it better than witnessing Chamberlain's 100 or Larsen's Perfect Game?


Not having witnessed either of those, I could not render an informed opinion, but I'd be happy to render an uninformed one.

Better than Chamberlain's 100:  Yes.  Golfers do it all by themselves with no help whatsoever.

Better than Larson's perfecto (or any perfecto?):  I dunno.  He did it in the series so that matters.  I'll call that one a draw, with a lean to Larson due to context.  I would chew my right arm off to witness one, though.
 
2013-02-01 02:46:35 PM

rickythepenguin: Rent Party: Every iron that guy played was darts.


and then what, 3 years later he's in Q School?


Yeah, something like that.  He fell off the map, that's for sure.

Golf is a cruel sport.
 
2013-02-01 03:04:38 PM

rickythepenguin: Rent Party: Every iron that guy played was darts.


and then what, 3 years later he's in Q School?

he did have an awesome British Open what, 3 years ago?  top 5 or something.  Good to see him.  he seemed like a cool guy.


Went from top of the mountain to the Hooters tour pretty quick.  He just lost himself in the mental game and no sports psychologist has been able to fix him.  You'd see a flash of brilliance then the next hole he's driving it 30 yards out of bounds or completely misplaying a putt.  Poor guy, but for a brief shining moment he was great.
 
2013-02-01 03:11:48 PM

rickythepenguin: and then what, 3 years later he's in Q School?


He did damn near everything you could do to screw up your golf game. If you made a list...

Things to do if you want to ruin your golf game...
- Injure your back and/or wrist
- Change your body type too dramatically causing swing changes
- Change equipment that you may not be completely comfortable with
- Get vertigo causing you to lose your balance and/or feel uneasy/uncomfortable for long periods of time
- Have personal problems causing you to doubt yourself or become depressed.

Now, let's make a list of things that happened to David Duval....wait.
The dude freaking got a yahtzee bingo bulls eye for shiat that will destroy your game.

On a better note, from the interviews I have seen...he has a great family life now and he enjoys Colorado. And, despite the career nosedive, he seems to be at peace with it.
 
2013-02-01 03:15:25 PM

Rent Party: I would chew my right arm off to witness one, though.


I was at Turner Field for Randy Johnson's perfect game.

Honest to baby Jebus conversation had earlier that game before going to the game with mom, uncle, cousin, and friend

Mom: Jason, are you going to the game? I got some extra tickets so X and Y are going to go.
Me: I dunno. I'm tired. And, I don't really want to drive all the way down there.
Mom: You should go. You never know what you might see at the game. What if something awesome happens and you were sitting at home?
Me: Whatever. Will you get off my case if I go?
 
2013-02-01 03:27:28 PM

bulldg4life: Rent Party: I would chew my right arm off to witness one, though.

I was at Turner Field for Randy Johnson's perfect game.

Honest to baby Jebus conversation had earlier that game before going to the game with mom, uncle, cousin, and friend

Mom: Jason, are you going to the game? I got some extra tickets so X and Y are going to go.
Me: I dunno. I'm tired. And, I don't really want to drive all the way down there.
Mom: You should go. You never know what you might see at the game. What if something awesome happens and you were sitting at home?
Me: Whatever. Will you get off my case if I go?


Ha!

Rent Partyt Rule for Life #4:  Never turn down free baseball tickets.

There were two at Safeco last year.   The first one was Humber as the visiting pitcher.  Seattle is such a pathetic sports town that people didn't know what was happening and were actually getting up and leaving because I guess a 3-0 score in the 7th is a boring game or something.  When Felix threw his later in the year, everyone instantly became an expert.  I was at his start following that one, and the crowd was about as annoying as all hell.  They literally expected him to do it again.
 
2013-02-01 03:34:01 PM
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2013-02-01 03:36:06 PM

bulldg4life: Rent Party: I would chew my right arm off to witness one, though.

I was at Turner Field for Randy Johnson's perfect game.

Honest to baby Jebus conversation had earlier that game before going to the game with mom, uncle, cousin, and friend

Mom: Jason, are you going to the game? I got some extra tickets so X and Y are going to go.
Me: I dunno. I'm tired. And, I don't really want to drive all the way down there.
Mom: You should go. You never know what you might see at the game. What if something awesome happens and you were sitting at home?
Me: Whatever. Will you get off my case if I go?


No shiat.....thats cool. That was the 18th in history?
 
2013-02-01 03:42:25 PM
He could have just as easily shot a 58.

His birdie putt on the previous hole came up an inch short but dead on line.
 
2013-02-01 04:16:06 PM

Rent Party: Golf is a cruel sport.


I love to get out and play, but yeah, if you take it seriously, you're a masochist.

I never took a lesson, and I got to where I could shoot consistently in the low 90s...one day I'm playing with my buds (who can't play either) and I get stuck in a DEEP bunker. After 5 tries (and fails), my buds say, "hey, just throw it up here", I'm, "NO fark Y'ALL! I'M COUNTING EVERY STROKE GODDAMNIT!"

3 hits later, I sail it over the green by about 10 yards into the woods. That was the funniest thing they ever saw. I didn't share in the hilarity.

/there was no one behind us, I would have thrown it out if there was
 
2013-02-01 04:23:56 PM
When you allow a sanitation company to take over naming rights for your golf tournament, do you really expect anything but shiatty results?
 
2013-02-01 04:24:23 PM

oh_please: Rent Party: Golf is a cruel sport.

I love to get out and play, but yeah, if you take it seriously, you're a masochist.

I never took a lesson, and I got to where I could shoot consistently in the low 90s...one day I'm playing with my buds (who can't play either) and I get stuck in a DEEP bunker. After 5 tries (and fails), my buds say, "hey, just throw it up here", I'm, "NO fark Y'ALL! I'M COUNTING EVERY STROKE GODDAMNIT!"

3 hits later, I sail it over the green by about 10 yards into the woods. That was the funniest thing they ever saw. I didn't share in the hilarity.

/there was no one behind us, I would have thrown it out if there was


Oh yeah.  I played to a legitimate 14 about 15 years ago, but right now I'm happy to break a hundred, and I generally quit keeping score a few years ago.  It makes the game a whole lot more enjoyable.

I've always said that the hardest single thing to do in sports is to hit major league pitching, but the hardest thing to do consistently is hit a golf ball well.
 
2013-02-01 04:31:42 PM
I've always said that the hardest single thing to do in sports is to hit major league pitching, but the hardest thing to do consistently is hit a golf ball well.

Amen to that.  I'm a low hundred player on a good day and a favorable course.  Still trying to get that regular score in the 90s.  I just don't have the time or disposable income to get out there regularly but when you hit that long putt or the long drive in the middle of the fairway it sure feels good.  Bad shots don't really bum me out, just lost golf balls...
 
2013-02-01 06:40:25 PM
Smallest violin. My heart bleeds/pumps purple piss for you.
 
2013-02-01 06:50:42 PM
I've had the displeasure of meeting this asshat during the course of a tradeshow week in Orlando once. The arrogance borne of being dropped out of a rich vagina so he could afford to play golf his whole life is only outdone by his stupidity. He pissed off a foreign partner of ours so badly (after just an hour of hanging around our booth) that we almost lost out on a strategically critical deal. We spent three days convincing him that all Americans are not like Mickelson.

FU Phil, go ask mommy and daddy for more money when you lose, you bootstrappy AH.
 
2013-02-01 10:11:12 PM
He only shot a 65 today. He couldn't take the taxes on 60.
 
2013-02-01 10:36:45 PM

Rent Party: I generally quit keeping score a few years ago.


Well, then, how do you measure yourself with other golfers?
 
2013-02-01 10:49:38 PM

The Smails Kid: Rent Party: I generally quit keeping score a few years ago.

Well, then, how do you measure yourself with other golfers?


I don't. I measure my game based on whether or not I had a good time. Or if I'm looking for something more specific, how many birdie putts I looked at, how many pars I made, or how many consecutive holes I played without losing a ball.

But count strokes? All that's going to do is make me depressed.
 
2013-02-01 10:53:44 PM

Rent Party: The Smails Kid: Rent Party: I generally quit keeping score a few years ago.

Well, then, how do you measure yourself with other golfers?

I don't. I measure my game based on whether or not I had a good time. Or if I'm looking for something more specific, how many birdie putts I looked at, how many pars I made, or how many consecutive holes I played without losing a ball.

But count strokes? All that's going to do is make me depressed.


By height...
 
2013-02-02 02:35:23 AM

bulldg4life: Rent Party: The Smails Kid: Rent Party: I generally quit keeping score a few years ago.

Well, then, how do you measure yourself with other golfers?

I don't. I measure my game based on whether or not I had a good time. Or if I'm looking for something more specific, how many birdie putts I looked at, how many pars I made, or how many consecutive holes I played without losing a ball.

But count strokes? All that's going to do is make me depressed.

By height...


Good lord, how did I miss that one...
 
2013-02-02 07:10:13 AM

Rent Party: I watched David Duval shoot his 59 at the Bob Hope Classic back in 1999, and it was pretty farking spectacular.  His 5 iron onto the green on 18 was one of the best golf shots I've ever seen.  Every iron that guy played was darts.



I remember reading about that round.

IIRC, that was the only 59 ever scored on a Sunday (more challenging pin-placements on Sundays) in the PGA. He had 11 Birdies and an Eagle, and those 12 putts were from a combinedtotal of ~50 ft. Spectacular iron play, indeed.
 
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