Phil Mickelson played his way onto his 10th U.S. Ryder Cup team by finishing second at the PGA Championship on Sunday, moving to the fifth spot among the nine automatic qualifiers who were determined at the end of the tournament.
Given his lack of competitive golf in the past four months due to back surgery, Tiger Woods would be excused if winning was not on his mind this week at the Open Championship. But that's far from the case.
Tiger Woods will be joined by defending champion Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els and PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner at the annual 18-player tournament that benefits his foundation.
Just like many an uphill putt, Jim Furyk's shot at breaking his winless streak came up just short Monday. He'll get another crack at it this week at East Lake with $10 million on the line, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Tiger Woods did his best Saturday to move on from another costly rules violation, but admitted the task was more difficult as he felt he was unjustly penalized following Friday's second round of the BMW Championship.