Weekly Preview: Charles Schwab Challenge

Weekly Preview: Charles Schwab Challenge

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Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial CC
Fort Worth, TX

The PGA Tour heads back to Texas with the "Never-had-a-Major-Winner-Over-50" era in the rearview mirror. I generally use most of this space to look forward, but when Phil Mickelson does something that the game has never seen, I feel obligated to take a quick look back. As for the performance itself, well, there's not much I can add to what's already been said. This wasn't an example of everyone else falling flat and Mickelson emerging as a lucky winner. He was the best player all week. He had an enormous amount of pressure on him for most of the weekend and never faltered. Yes, he had some iffy moments, some moments where you wondered if he would crumble but he always bounced back. It was an amazing performance by most accounts. He was -165 to MISS the cut, and yet there he was, on the weekend, in the lead, battling Brooks Koepka on Sunday afternoon. It's something we'll likely never see again. Maybe another 50-year-old will win a major, but he won't be Phil and he won't be battling the best major player of the past decade. Treasure this memory.

Now, onto this week, it's back to the grind. We've got a lot of course history, so that's something to be excited about, even if the play on the course will lack as much punch as it did at Kiawah Island.

LAST YEAR

Daniel Berger shot a final-round 66 on his way

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