Insiders Weigh In
After a winless 2014, Lefty's game seems to be rounding into shape just in time for The Masters, where he's at his most comfortable. But major championship wins are hard to come by for guys in their mid-40s who are also battling arthritis. The heart says yes, he can win another one, but what do smart observers of the game say? We asked some.
Jay Coffin, Editorial Director, Golf Channel, @JayCoffinGC
Jason Deegan, Senior Staff Writer and Golf Advisor with The Golf Channel online, @WorldGolfer
Steve DiMeglio, USA Today, @Steve_DiMeglio
Bob Harig, ESPN, @BobHarig
Dan Jenkins, Author, Golf Digest Contributor, @danjenkinsgd
Garrett Johnston, Golf journalist, @JohnstonGarrett
Dave Kindred, Golf Digest, Sports on Earth Contributor, @DaveKindred
Alex Miceli, Senior Writer, Golfweek, @alexmiceli
Dan O’Neill, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Dave Shedloski, Golf World, @DaveShedloski
Art Spander, Global Golf Post, @artspander
Will Phil Mickelson ever win another major?
• Yes, the U.S. Open this year.
• Augusta National suits lefties, and if he has one magical putting week, he can win another green jacket.
• He has one more in him.
• Yes, Mickelson has given some back that he should’ve won. Mickelson will for the next 3 to 5 years always have a chance at Augusta, but the other majors are close to out of his reach.
• He has a better chance to win one than Tiger, but he’s also older and history shows you don’t win majors at Phil’s age.
• His British Open performance at Muirfield tells me never to count him out, but it’s getting late early.
• Phil came close once more at the PGA last year, but couldn't hold on. That has happened more times than not when he was been in contention. He's at an age now where it seems unlikely he will be in contention many more times.
• No. He's 45.
• The window has closed greatly on Phil, but the view here is he's got one more in him.