Sports Illustrated’s Bob Casper says that Phil Mickelson won’t win the Open Championship.
Now there’s a stretch. At this stage, it’s easy to bet against the guy.
Casper says that the ghosts of giving away the US Open, combined with a style of play that he’s just not used to will prevent Phil from hoisting the Claret Jug.
However, I’m crossing my fingers. In spite of myself, I actually like Phil. I believe that the oft-derided “big goofy grin” is sincere … I think that he has a lot of fun playing the game and isn’t afraid to show it.
That’s refreshing when compared to the stony faced visages of other players.