Phil Mickelson can laugh at his failures

The other day, the network reported that in one of the bookmakers a very gambling player made a large bet on the victory of Phil Mickelson (Phil Mickelson) in the Winged Foot Golf club this week. If the left-Hander wins, his loyal fan will be enriched by $ 3.3 million (even the champion himself will win less), but Phil can’t be counted among the main favorites of the upcoming competition.

Recall that Mickelson recently celebrated his 50th birthday and even managed to make a triumphant debut on the Champions Tour, and Phil has a special relationship with the major U.S. Open. The left-hander has never won the American open, and he holds a not-so-happy record: Phil has completed this prestigious tournament six times in a single step from the title. He had a chance to experience the bitterness of defeat at Winged Foot Golf club, where Mickelson allowed a double on the final hole and eventually lost To Geoff Ogilvy (Geoff Ogilvy). However, the golfer himself treats the incident with humor.

“I heard that someone put 45 thousand with a coefficient of 75 to one that I will win the U.S. Open (the payout will be 3.3 million),” the left-Hander wrote on Twitter – ” I Hope that to the joy of both of us before the 18th hole, I will lead with a three-stroke advantage.”

The Cup of Russia on a Golf course 2020. Starting list for September 15

The Russian Golf Cup 2020 starts at GORKI Golf club on September 15. on September 15 and 16, the qualifying stage is held in the strokplay format. On September 17 and 18, match matches are played according to the Olympic system starting from the 1/8 final.

Ivan Striganov will defend the title. Last year’s winner Anna Schulze could not come to Russia and does not participate in the tournament. Among the participants are current Russian Champions Ekaterina Malakhova and Yegor Eroshenko, winners of the Russian student championship Alexey Karasev and Maria Striganova.
The largest team consists of students from the Moscow Golf School, led by coaches Sergey Nechaev and Manvel Dunn. Senior coach of the Moscow national team Sergey Nechaev noted that “this year at the Russian Cup, the Moscow Golf school is represented by a strong team of 34 athletes. Many athletes showed their level of play at the Russian Championship and are in good shape. Everyone’s mindset is to fight. I believe in the guys and in a successful balance of power, as the competition will be held according to the playoff system.”