Monday, August 21, 2006


Well, if there was any doubt about it previously, this weekend put it all to rest.

Despite a final round 74, Phil Mickelson's Top 20 finish in the PGA Championship at Medinah proved that he's surely the best player in the world.

Oh, wait a minute. That's not what this weekend proved. What was it?

Oh yeah, it not only proved that Tiger Woods is the best golfer in the world -- it proved that he is quite probably better at golf than anyone else in the world is at anything.

Translate Roger Federer's tennis into golf, and he'd lose to Tiger by a couple of strokes.

Translate LeBron James' basketball into golf, and he'd do a Luke Donald fade by the Sunday turn.

Translate George Bush's presidenting in golf, and he'd miss the cut at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Classic on the Nationwide Tour.

You get the picture.

Anyway, all you need to know about why this guy is so far beyond the Fat Kid and every other golfer in the world was written on his face on the 17th green yesterday. He had barely missed an 8-footer for par, giving him his 3rd(!) bogey in four rounds. The bogey dropped his lead from six strokes to five, with one hole left to play -- and he...was...pissed!

The guy strives for perfection in the most perfectionless sport on the planet, and he's gotten to the point where merely beating the hell out of the best field in the world isn't good enough.

Good luck against that, Phil.


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