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