Monday recap: Pettersson, Mickelson, Sorenstam

mulligan, 05 June 2006, Comments Off on Monday recap: Pettersson, Mickelson, Sorenstam
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Carl Pettersson (from Sweden via England and North Carolina) won the Memorial with some absolutely amazing putting. The guy must have been averaging around 25 putts per round. The win allows Carl to go the U.S. Open and skip today’s 36-hole sectional. Michelle Wie, of course, is out in Canoe Brooks in NJ today, trying to get in–more on that, later.

Phil Mickelson hit some of the most amazing short game shots I have ever seen — the flop shot on Saturday from barely off the green, the hole out from a buried bunker lie on 16 on Sunday, and several other amazing wedges. As the Brits like to say, I was gob-smacked. This begs the question: does Phil have a better short game (minus the puttting0 than Tiger?

Annika Sorenstam shot a 67 on Sunday, but her competitors Seon Hwa Lee and Jeong Jang shot 63 and 64. It was Lee’s first LPGA victory, solidifying the emergence of South Korean women as a dominant force on the LPGA tour. Annika has a chance to redeem herself at the McDonald’s championship, the second major of the year.


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