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Mickelson finally ends his links jinx to win Claret Jug

Mickelson finally ends his links jinx to win Claret Jug

His coach was all business before the round. His caddie was in tears afterward. Only Phil Mickelson seemed to know how many magical moments he was capable of unfurling in between.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

England's Justin Rose treasures winning the US Open golf title

Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970. Photo: AFP

After a touching salute to his late father, a teary victory call to his mother in England and the kiss of the silver trophy, Justin Rose treasured the validation of winning the US Open for his first major golf championship.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Letting 'armchair officials' rule is a recipe for disaster

Steve Stricker was accused by at least one TV viewer of making an illegal drop, forcing the USGA rules committee to act. Photo: AFP

Someday soon, golf is going to regret letting people watching from home phone in rules violations. Consider what happened at this year's Masters a dry run.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Mickelson, Horschel tie for lead at US Open

Pan Cheng-Tsung's challenge fell away over the final holes. Photo: AFP

The storm-hit showdown at Merion, thrown off schedule after play was halted for more than four hours on Thursday, continued in perfect conditions yesterday with 73 players making the cut at eight-over-par 148.

16 Jun 2013 - 4:55am

Phil Mickelson flies into first-round lead at US Open after jetting off home

Mickelson smiles after sinking a putt at Merion. Photo: MCT

By the time Phil Mickelson got some caffeine in him and began making birdies on the back nine, the fans who braved wild warnings of hail and torrential rain in the opening round of the US Open started to get the idea that something more interesting than the weather was happening at venerable Merion Golf Club.

15 Jun 2013 - 4:21am

Short Sport, February 2, 2013

Phil Mickelson

Pakistan Super League organisers say they have secured more than 50 foreign cricketers to take part in the country's first professional Twenty20 tournament starting in March.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:19am

Sparkling 60 puts Mickelson in front

Phil Mickelson. Photo: AP

Phil Mickelson came tantalisingly close to golf’s magic number of 59 on Thursday, a near-miss at his last hole leaving him with a 60 and a four-shot lead in the US PGA Tour Phoenix Open.

1 Feb 2013 - 1:01pm

Mickelson opens season at Humana Challenge

Phil Mickelson. Photo: AP

Phil Mickelson opened his season with an erratic even-par 72 on Thursday in the Humana Challenge, leaving him nine strokes behind the first-round leaders.

18 Jan 2013 - 10:14am

'Killer instinct' fuels Poulter power

Ian Poulter celebrates with the trophy after winning the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at Mission Hills in Dongguan. Photo: AFP

Ian Poulter summoned his Ryder Cup "killer instinct" yesterday to see off Phil Mickelson and win the WGC-HSBC Champions by two shots at Mission Hills.

Poulter drove Europe to victory over Mickelson's Americans at Medinah, but was winless in individual events this season with critics questioning why he couldn't emulate his match-play form in strokeplay.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

Ian Poulter wins WGC-HSBC Champions in style

Ian Poulter of England tees off at the sixth hole at the WGC-HSBC Champions at Mission Hills. Photo: AFP

Ian Poulter said at the start of last week that despite his Ryder Cup heroics, he felt his season would not be complete without a tournament victory. He duly delivered in style at the WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday, shooting a 65 for a two-shot win at Mission Hills.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

World Cup glory for americans

Triumphant Americans Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland voted to keep the World Cup in Hainan for the foreseeable future after developing a love affair with Mission Hills and China yesterday.

With question marks over title sponsor Omega's continued involvement and changes afoot, a 'jazzed up' Kuchar said he and Woodland wanted to come back.

28 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Jason Dasey

Imagine a PGA Tour season that opens in the second week of January with a co-sanctioned Asian Tour event on mainland soil at Mission Hills before the players head to Hawaii.

Picture the crowds flocking to Shenzhen to see Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson do battle alongside top local golfers, given special exemptions.

15 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

US Open Results

Leading final-round scores (US unless noted): 283 Rocco Mediate 69-71-72-71, Tiger Woods 72-68-70-73.

284 Lee Westwood (England) 70-71-70-73.

286 Robert Karlsson (Sweden) 70-70-75-71, D.J. Trahan 72-69-73-72.

287 Carl Pettersson (Sweden) 71-71-77-68, John Merrick 73-72-71-71, Miguel Angel Jimenez (Spain) 75-66-74.

17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

US Open results

Third-round scores (US unless noted): 210 Tiger Woods 72-68-70.

211 Lee Westwood (England) 70-71-70.

212 Rocco Mediate 69-71-72.

214 Geoff Ogilvy (Australia) 69-73-72, D.J. Trahan 72-69-73.

16 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Thongchai off to hot start

As the sun rose in the sky yesterday, so did the spirits of former Asian champion Thongchai Jaidee. The Thai basked in the warmth of the Fanling fairways, loving being back in Asia after playing on the European Tour this year.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am