Phil Mickelson Honing in On a Career Grand Slam

The US Open. The only major title to elude Phil Mickelson from landing a career Grand Slam.

The 50-year-old recently stunned the field at Kiawah Island, South Carolina, when against the odds, he became the oldest winner of a major golf tournament. He qualified for the PGA Championship, as a former winner – having previously been successful in 2005. But even the betting exchange couldn’t predict that he would go on to win – as he beat the runners-up Brooks Koepka and Louis Oosthuizen by two strokes.

Golf 101 – Dos And Don’ts For Beginners

Do: Practice on a Driving Range

When you start practicing your golf game on a regular course, you’ll be holding up other players who are more accomplished. Additionally, you’ll feel more pressure to play each hole more quickly to ensure the players behind you won’t be held up. On a driving range, you can take your time and practice at your own pace. After you’ve learned the basics and have a playing style of your own, you’ll be ready to graduate to a traditional golf course.

Is It More Important to Drive Far or Straight in Golf?

When it comes to stepping out onto the golf course and playing a round of golf, there is often debated amongst golfers of whether it is more important to drive far or straight in golf. Many people think about this question and there are different approaches to looking at it. Typically, when golfers drive the ball far, they might lose some control of the ball that they would otherwise have from hitting the golf ball a shorter distance. However, when you drive straight, you might compromise on the power of that shot.

Rory McIlroy (8-1) Favorite in Loaded Open Championship

An absolutely loaded field heads to Royal Portrush Golf Club in County Antrim this weekend to play for one of the oldest trophies in sports.  Amazingly, the Open Championship’s visit to Northern Ireland will be its first in 68 years.  So, it should come as little surprise that Ulsterman, and 2014 winner, Rory McIlroy, enters as the favorite (8-1) to lift the Claret Jug for the second time.  A field including fifteen former champions, and world #1 Brooks Koepka, will have to battle the challenging links course, some typically Irish weather, and themselves.

Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson (8-1) Co-Favorites in U.S. Open

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