Jordan Spieth congratulates to Phil Mickelson for the Pga Championship.
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“I actually know where it is now that I mention it. I have the Sports Illustrated when he – the jump when he won the (2004) Masters, when he was in mid-air six feet off the ground, with his signature on it. I won it in an auction at like my sister’s school when I was really young. I must have been like 12 or 13 or 14 or something. I remember going out and following him because he would come to the Byron Nelson and play. I came to the Colonial a couple times in grade school as well, and he’s always been good at this tournament.” (Mickelson won in 2000 and ’08; Spieth in 2016.) The superstar’s unpredictability was appealing, too. Obviously, the thrill of watching his rounds of golf,where he could go shoot he could have six birdies in a row. He could also hit a drive onto a different hole and still make birdie, and he could look like he’sI mean, it’s Phil the Thrill, right? I thought it would very, very difficult. It’s just so difficult to be in contention for the first time in a while and be able to tap into that confidence that you’re supposed to be there, and you’re supposed to win. And I know he’ll probably tell you – maybe he thinks he’s got more than one left. I don’t think anybody will doubt him after this one, but I think it’s just wild. I think it’s incredible”.
The European Tour’s drive for inclusivity in golf continues with the announcement of the 2021 EDGA European Tour, which will take in four new tournaments for Golfers with Disability during the UK Swing, before the top eight players qualify for the EDGA Dubai Finale to be staged at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai at Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.
In conjunction with the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) and as part of Golf For Good – the European Tour’s overarching Corporate Social Responsibility programme – 20 golfers taken from the World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD) as of May 16, 2021, will have the opportunity to tackle the same course set-up as the European Tour professionals, with the new 36-hole tournaments taking place over the weekends of successive events in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England.
Each player will be invited to participate in two back-to-back tournaments – those ten players with even-numbered rankings will tee it up at the EDGA Wales Open at The Celtic Manor Resort from July 24-25, and the ISPS HANDA World Disability Invitational presented by Brendan Lawlor from July 31 – August 1 hosted at Massereene (Saturday) and Galgorm Castle (Sunday).
Lawlor, the first professional golfer with a disability to play a European Tour event, has made a huge impact globally on the disabled golfers’ circuit, including winning the inaugural EDGA Scottish Open in 2019, and now the Irishman will host this year’s EDGA tournament in Northern Ireland.