Phil Mickelson misses a six-footer for 58, taps in for 59, and wins the 2004 Grand Slam of Golf.
Phil Mickelson, Masters winner, has joined the '59' club and won the 2004 PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The event, which features each of the year's major winners, was played over two rounds at Hawaii's Poipu Bay Golf Course - no easy challenge at par 72, 7,081 yards.
Phil's round features birdies at 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 18 and an eagle at 6. He parred the other six holes. Phil had a six-footer for 58 on the last, but slid the putt just past the hole. He had a tap-in for the 59.
Members of the ultra-presigious "59 Club" now include the following
Al Geiberger 1977
Chip Beck 1991
David Duval 1999
Annika Sorenstam 2001
Phil Mickelson 2004
Phil ended up at -17. Vijay Singh finished second at -12, birdieing the last to secure that spot, while Retief Goosen finished at -11. Todd Hamilton finished with a 75 to end up at +1 for the tournament.
Is Phil's switch to Callaway finally starting to pay off!!!
P.S. A day later, ESPN and The Golf Channel provide coverage.