Phil Mickelson and Miss America(?) Steal the Show at Pebble Beach

Alex Myers discusses Phil Mickelson’s latest win at Pebble Beach and a celebrity golf performance worthy of a crown.

Released on 2/11/2019

Transcript

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So Phil Mickelson won at Pebble Beach for the fifth time.
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Bringing his career PGA Tour victory total to 44.
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It's possible no one will ever match either of those marks
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and it's 45 wins if you include the match.
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I know as a count it does.
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Just as impressive is that Mickelson
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is doing this despite the fact he turned 49 in June.
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Also in June the US Open.
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At you guessed it, Pebble Beach.
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Of course this means he has literally no shot
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of winning again at Pebble Beach this year.
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But it will sure be fun to talk about the next few months.
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But Phil wasn't the only one turning heads
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on the Monterey peninsula.
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It is the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am after all.
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And this year's breakout celebrity was none other
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than a former Miss America.
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That's right.
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Kira Kazanstev, Miss America 2015 made the cut in her debut.
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Which is no small accomplishment
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because there are some serious sandbaggers out there.
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It's part of the reason why Ray Romano only made
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the cut for a second time this year in 18 tries.
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He can't fluff up his handicap
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because the cameras are always on him.
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We know how good he is.
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Well how bad he is.
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And Kira's PGA Tour partner, Ryan Armour,
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didn't even make the cut himself.
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So she was carrying him on her back all week.
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♪ There she is ♪
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♪ Miss America. ♪
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Sorry.
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Making Kira's story even better
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was the fact she was a last minute invite to the event.
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Guys like Ray Romano have been probably living
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at the range for weeks in preparation.
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Beating balls until their hands bleed.
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Then again Kira is a former Miss America
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who plays golf.
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Let's just say she's pretty familiar
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with the Pro-Am circuit.
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And when millions of people have
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seen you in a swimsuit contest,
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showing off your golf swing even as a 16 handicapper,
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probably isn't too nerve wracking.
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I'm especially for Kira finishing tee 18 because I know her.
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She was on the Golf Digest podcast once.
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Which led to the best I swear it was for work conversation
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I've ever had with my wife.
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Anyway congrats to Kira.
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And to Phil.
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And at this rate,
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both should be fixtures at this event for years to come.
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