Mickelson’s Entertaining Practice Competition

“The judges’ game. I’d heard about it for years on the street, before I was even in law school. A rotating group of 10 or 12 judges, prosecutors and professors. They all have money and in my playing days it would have been pretty sweet to have any one of them owing me a favor. Only problem is, no one can get in the game anymore.”

The above passage from Matt Damon’s character in the movie Rounders reminds me of another game: Tuesdays with Phil Mickelson.

This week, the game was played at Augusta National, and taking part in the competition were Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler against Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker.

“I never play with Phil… always against him,” said Johnson, with a smirk on his face.

With fewer than 48 hours until the tournament, tensions were high and the trash talk was flying around. At one point, Mickelson gave Fowler some intentionally wrong advice about the line of his putt, even though they were in the same team!

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