DETROIT Short of a victory here this week in the Rocket Mortgage Classic and were not sure even that will change his mind Phil Mickelson will not be returning to this fledgling PGA Tour event now in its third year.
A three-under 69 Thursday at Detroit Golf Club, fueled by three birdies in his last four holes after a weather delay of more than three hours, couldnt assuage the irritation that the reigning PGA champion was lugging around as the storm clouds were gathering.
What drew Mickelsons ire was a Detroit News story published Tuesday that with painstaking detail delved into a long-ago gambling controversy that involved the Hall of Famer. Mickelson did no wrong, and the story doesnt suggest that he did. But in documents obta…
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