What Norman dealt with
Norman. Mickelson is an all time great golfer, just not Tiger Woods.
Norman's had more epic chokes. Mickelson actually got beat playing decent golf on some occasions rather than choking like Norman. But Mickelson does still have some legendary chokes on his resume.
I remember watching it and I was in shock
Where do Tiger's numerous chokes since 08 rank? Nobody can argue Tiger's greatness. The point is all great players will not hit every shot or make every putt in crunch time.
Norman choked twice at The Masters. In 1986, he bogied 18 from the fairway to miss out tying Nicklaus.
Phil Mickelson gambled once and lost two shots. He gambled again and lost his lead.
Stop here if this sounds all too familiar.
Another roller-coaster day in a major championship ended with Mickelson coming up short again, blowing an early four-shot lead with a 75 Friday that left him four shots behind in the PGA Championship.
Just when it seemed Mickelson was on the verge of overcoming his major championship demons, he gave into his aggressive nature at the wrong time and ended up with a couple of wet golf balls.
It cost him two double bogeys in a stretch of three holes on the front nine in a tournament he seemed ready to dominate.
Mickelson's only consolation? It was Friday and not Sunday.
Besides, he wasn't about to apologize for how he got where he was. Not even if he's 0-for-41 and counting in majors as a pro.