Good afternoon from Classic Swing Golf School in Myrtle Beach! Last week it was chilly. This week it is just COLD COLD COLD! Don't get discouraged thought because the weekend is going to be GREAT! As the temps rise, make sure you contact Classic Swing to schedule your golf lessons. The Winter Special is still going on thru February 15th!
This week marks the 11th event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season as players head to TPC Scottsdale for the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The Phoenix Open got a big boost on Wednesday night when defending champion Phil Mickelson announced that he would tee it up. Mickelson, an Arizona State alum and fan favorite, was questionable after pulling out of last week's Farmers Insurance Open. His back gave him problems in his 2014 debut over in Abu Dhabi, and he was immediately laboring last Thursday in San Diego. After a week of treatment and seeing different specialists, Mickelson said he would play but "take it easy" this year in Scottsdale. So don't expect another run at 59, one of the highlights of the entire 2013 season, but the "take it easy approach" could still be enough to put Phil in the mix on Sunday at a course he's dominated. Mickelson will start at 10:15 a.m. ET alongside Ryan Moore and Bill Haas, two of the better young American regulars on Tour.
After a couple weeks of putting multiple courses in play, the Tour will be confined to the raucous 18 holes and stadium setting of TPC Scottsdale. So after a couple weeks off, there will once again be a morning and afternoon wave the first two rounds in order to fit the field in from dawn to dusk. There will be 22 groups of three off in each wave, with the first time going out at 9:30 a.m. ET (7:30 local). Last year's opening round was delayed a bit due to frost, but weather shouldn't be an impediment to staying relatively on schedule this week. – Brendan Porath
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