Phil Mickelson's Oscar-deserving performance

Alex Myers discusses Phil Mickelson's thrilling victory in Mexico and the lofty goal Lefty has in his sights.

Released on 3/5/2018

Transcript

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So Phil Mickelson won the WGC Mexico Championship
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for his first victory in nearly five years.
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Did I think Phil would win again on a PGA Tour?
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Yes, I did.
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Did I think Phil would win again
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on the same day Kobe Bryant won an Oscar?
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No, I did not.
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Well played, universe.
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Mickelson deserves a Best Foreign Film nod himself,
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from The Academy, following his performance
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south of the border.
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Golf fans got the full Phil experience,
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as he wowed with his recovery skills,
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dazzled with his short game,
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and flashed more thumbs up
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than Borat at a Baywatch convention.
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In addition to his golf,
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Mickelson showed off his Spanish speaking skills
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to autograph seekers,
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and showed an inexperienced playing partner
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how to deal with TV wires.
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Professor Felipe, helping out the youth
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and doing his part to combat slow play.
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What a guy.
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Phil also took 24 year old Justin Thomas
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to school in the playoff,
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cooling off the world's hottest golfer.
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Even after JT's incredible eagle
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on the final hole of regulation.
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As another JT once sang,
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♪ Whoa Mexico ♪
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♪ Sounds so simple I just got to shoot low ♪
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♪ Justin's so hot ♪
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♪ I forgot, still took his pesos ♪
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♪ Guess I have to go now ♪
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Sorry James Taylor.
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Anyway, Mickelson picked up his 43rd career PGA Tour title,
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and Lefty sure sounded like he's got a lot left in the tank.
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Following the win, the 47 year old cut off a reporter
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asking if he thought he could get to 50 wins, and said,
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Oh I will, I'll get there.
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I'm not doubting you Phil, but why stop there?
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50 wins and a Grammy would really put you in select company.
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