Like: Mickelson’s strong start at Memphis. Let’s hope he continues the good form leading into the U.S. Open. It’s dubious, given the fact that he hasn’t had a top 10 all year. But you never know with Phil—last year he floundered for months, then had back-to-back wins in Scotland.
Don’t Like: The weather forecast for Pinehurst next week. At the moment, it calls for thunderstorms every day but Friday. If there’s delay—or an 18-hole playoff—that pushes the finish to Monday (or Tuesday!) the ladies in waiting are not going to be pleased.
By: George Peper