Having sat in on a few Phil Mickelson press conferences, I've noticed the really good quotes sometimes come before the cameras are rolling. Mickelson normally jokes around with the media before and after his pressers, and Wednesday at Quail Hollow was no exception, according to Golf Channel's Rex Hoggard.
Phil Mickelson is not one to ever miss the subtly of the moment, so when he entered the Quail Hollow press room Wednesday afternoon he deadpanned, “Didn’t you guys see my video?”
It was classic Lefty and a not-so-subtle jab at Tiger Woods, who skipped this week’s pre-tournament news conference at the Wells Fargo Championship and instead posted a video on his website answering questions he’d received from fans via social media.
Hunter Mahan also gave Woods the needle.
"I was going to announce that I'm only doing webcasts from now on."
Westwood's Caddie InjuredLee Westwood's caddie, Billy Foster, is out for several weeks after injuring his knee during a soccer game. According to Reuters, Casey Kerr, who was recently working for Fred Couples, is taking Westwood's bag for the next few events.
"Case is a good caddie," said Westwood, a 21-time winner on the European Tour. "He's proved that. He caddied for Fred and a lot of other good players. Fred was up there at the Masters (last month), so he's been in big arenas in contention."
Snake Meets Golf ClubKenny Ngo was walking into his kitchen when he was attacked by an intruder — a baby rattlesnake. Fortunately for Ngo, he had a golf club nearby, abcnews.com reports.
Kenny Ngo, 40, said he reached for a golf club and killed the baby rattler with two swings.
He then called 9-1-1 as the venom began to do its work.
"The numbness … I felt like my body was swelling up and I couldn't communicate," he told ABC affiliate KGTV in San Diego. "I was slurring on the phone, trying to get the address and they couldn't comprehend me."
The dispatcher was able to track his address and lead paramedics to his door. By the time Ngo was placed on a stretcher, his entire body was stiff, he said.
After being treated with anti-venom, Ngo was released Tuesday from the hospital, 24 hours after his standoff with the snake.
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