A couple of things quickly before I head to get some much needed rest.
1) Phil Mickelson, apparently, doesn’t gamble any more. That’s what he told Golf Digest in the current issue. Quit after the problems in 2003 with the delivery of his most recent child. So for all those — and there seems to be quite a few — that have been coming to my blog for gossip on whether Callaway bailed Phil out of gambling debts in exchange for having him play their clubs, it ain’t true. Or at least that’s what Phil says.
2) The arrows (ie >) that appeared in my text for so long are gone, thanks to Blogger.com tech support. Thank god. Clean copy. How nice. Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed, I’ve gone green for the spring. Orange is so 2004. Bring on snow free fairways!
3) My first golf column of the year is in the National Post tomorrow. Of course the likelihood is that you won’t be able to access it, so I’ll post it on here. Maybe some outside of the 250,000 who subscribe will actually get to read it that way. It is on The Players and the growing rivalry between Tiger, Ernie, Phil, Retief and “The Big Bore” Singh.
4) Spoke with an associate today who belongs to the following clubs: Mount Bruno, Toronto Golf, the R&A, The Honorable Co. of Edinburgh Golfers, Merion and Pine Valley. What a list. He pays more in dues than I earn in a year. But good for him. Now if I only went through for business instead of journalism….