WHO: Phil Mickelson

WHAT: A 235-yard five-iron between trees from a sandy waste area

WHERE: Par-5 13th, TPC of Scottsdale

WHEN: Final round of the FBR Open

WHY

Mickelson's four-shot lead was in jeopardy after he pulled his drive, but he threaded a remarkable recovery through the trees. He capitalized on the shot by sticking an L-wedge to three feet and making birdie. On the back nine Mickelson had only 10 putts as he got up and down with the wedge five times.

MICHAEL'S TIP

Hit the Front Ball For Solid Contact

Clutch chipping is how you make a good scramble pay off. To get the ball airborne, don't scoop, but hit down for solid contact. Try this drill: Put two balls five inches apart. At address, align the club behind the rear ball, but on the downswing hit the forward ball. You'll need a steep angle of attack and must keep the handle ahead of the clubhead to do so.

Michael Breed teaches at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., and is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher.

... AND ANOTHER THING

"Even though he is the Number 1--ranked player in the world, the public will never warm to Vijay Singh. The fans want Tiger or Phil in the top spot."

FIRST AND 17

Jacksonville, home to the PGA Tour and the TPC at Sawgrass, last week hosted the golfiest Super Bowl ever. The Eagles stayed at the Sawgrass Marriott, a stone's throw from the Stadium course, and the Patriots holed up at the World Golf Village, where even the World Golf Hall of Fame had a football display. Sawgrass's famed island-green 17th, "the most recognizable hole in golf," saw plenty of action too.

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DAY

EVENT

HIGHLIGHT

LOWLIGHT

TUE

NFL Media Party

John Daly joining Hootie and the Blowfish for Knocking on Heaven's Door

Of 1,650 balls hit, only 101 landed on the green

FRI

NFL Alumni Super Bowl of Golf

Lions QB and Paddy's cousin Joey Harrington won

The weather: 50° with gusty 20-mph winds

SAT

FOX Outing

FOX tipped the head pro two Super Bowl tickets

Jimmy Johnson didn't play, so no one got to see his hair do battle with the wind

SUN

NFL--PGA Tour Commissioners Cup

Schwag bag included an r7 Quad driver

Watching CEOs swing

SUN

Super Bowl Shootout

Stars from three sports swinging at 17

Marlins lefty Al Leiter slicing one over the cart path to the left

PRO MOVES

TOMMY ARMOUR III on ... SHOES

DO Wear all black or black-and-white saddle shoes with black pants.

DON'T Wear all-white shoes with black pants.

TOP 100

TEACHERS POLL

Does Phil Mickelson have enough game to become No. 1 in the World Ranking?

Yes 69%

No 31%

"Game, yes. The question is desire and work ethic. "

--BY PETER KOSTIS

COLOR PHOTOCOURTESY OF CBS (MICKELSON) COLOR PHOTORICK W. RASCO (BREED, 3) TWO COLOR PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONSERICK W. RASCO (BREED, 3); TODD BIGELOW/AURORA (BACKGROUND) COLOR PHOTOFRED VUICH (SAWGRASS) COLOR PHOTOROBERT BECK (ARMOUR) COLOR PHOTOCRAIG BLANKENHORN/CBS (KOSTIS)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)