In this week's "Quiet Please" column, Golf World's Tim Rosaforte writes:
Tim Finchem might learn a lesson from Phil Mickelson's appearance at this week's Fry's Electronics Open. Mickelson is playing at Grayhawk GC for no other reason than he's a loyal guy. He's carried the club logo on his bag without re-upping his contract since 1994, has the grillroom named after him and is the front man and course designer at Whisper Rock, just north on Scottsdale Road. It's his way of paying back a community that has been supporting him since his days at Arizona State. The lesson: Phil is good to people who are good to him. Just giving him the respect he deserves is really all it would take for Finchem to carve out a relationship with the No. 2 draw in golf.
Now, off the top of my head, I can think of one embarrassment Finchem saved Mickelson from this year.
So I'm struggling to understand what it is that the Commissioner is supposed to do that he's not doing now for Mickelson?
While we're on the subject of Whisper Rock, Tom Dellner profiles it for the current issue of Links.