A recent history of Pebble Beach, as Phil continues to surge forward!

Along with Riviera, TPC at Sawgrass, Harbour Town, and Baltrusol, Pebble Beach is one of the most interesting courses used on the PGA Tour. Surprisingly, I haven’t played it — but I did walk it when Tiger Woods came out of nowhere to beat Matt Gogel.

Regardless of what anyone says, it is a terrific course, not bad to get around if you’re a spectator and looks like great fun to play.

Anyway, has done a nice little history about the course in relation to current leader Phil “The Thrill” Mickelson.

Some of my readers here yesterday seemed to disagree with my assertion that Mickelson is the best player in the world at the moment. Well, after his amazing round at Spyglass, Phil followed it up with, for him, a lacklustre 67 at Poppy Hills. Still, he sat four shots in front of Mike Weir, who seems to have learned how to putt again.
At the same time, Vijay Singh doesn’t look like he’ll make the cut. I’m not saying Mickelson deserves the World No. 1 spot as he’s a streaky player known to hit some impressive highs. However, he’s playing like the best player in the world at the moment. With Singh, Woods, and Els also playing well this year, we might finally see some of those great Tigers showdowns we’ve all been hoping for.

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