As most of you know by now, in these early weeks of Golfing
Weekly I put the magazine together almost entirely on my own (with lots of family
support of course) and usually manage to get it published to the website by Monday night.
This is usually not a problem but occasionally something happens which puts me out of
action, as was the case this week, so apologies for getting a couple of days behind but I
hope you'll enjoy this issue just the same.
Well, Masters week turned out to be Mickelson week, as Phil finally
managed to bag a major. The way he's been playing this year he was due to be featured in
the Player Profile and what better time to do it than the
week he wins The Masters. I even managed to dig up an old photo from 1993 when he picked
up the 2nd of his 23 career titles at the Buick.
Back to The Masters, I don't know about you but I was rooting for Phil,
which made the final day's play some of the best, edge-of-the-seat entertainment I've seen
so far this year. Going from a 3-shot lead to 3 behind Els just didn't seem to dent his
conviction that he was going to win, as indeed he did, with five birdies in the last seven
holes and millions of people round the world willing that final putt into the hole. He's
riding high at the moment and it will be interesting to see what else he can pull off this
Next week we'll be back to normal with reports from the PGA, European,
Champions and LPGA Tour events as well as our other regular features and look out for some
new stuff coming very soon also.
That's it for now. Don't forget, if there is anything you would like us
to add to Golfing Weekly, or if you have any comments you would like to
make, just drop us a line. This is your magazine and we want you to enjoy reading
it as much as we enjoy putting it together.
All the best,