Phil Mickelson has committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. It will be his first tournament since the Masters and his eighth time playing in this event. Mickelson was the runner up last year to Rory McIlroy.
The championship begins Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Since Tiger Woods is in the midst of the longest winless streak of his career, we’ll take the time to talk about his neice, Cheyenne Woods. She just claimed medalist honors at the ACC Championshp this past weekend. She became only the third Wake Forest golfer to post three subpar rounds in any women’s tournament.
Her five-under 208 total, gave her a seven shot victory over North Carolina’s Allie White and was the lowest a Demon Deacon has shot in the conference championship. If things keep going in the direction that they are going for both neice and uncle, maybe one day, Tiger will be known as Cheyenne’s uncle. That seems to be quite a ways away, so for now, she’ll be known as Tiger’s neice.
What a great Sunday at Augusta! Tiger came from seven back to finish the day at 10 under par, which at one point was a good enough for a share of the lead. Rory Mcilroy, the leader going into the today’s round, saw the wheels fall off on par four-10th. He hit his tee shot way off to the left in between two cabins and proceeded to make a triple bogey. He followed that up with a bogey on 11 and double bogey on 12 and a bogey on 15, taking him out of the contention. Fellow Australians, Adam Scott and Jason Day both played extremely well throughout the entire tournament but came up short two strokes short of Charl Schwartzel.
Charl Schwartzel, 26 years old of South Africa, is your 2011 Masters Champion. He closed out his final round with four straight birdies putting him at 14 under par for the tournament. Prior to today, his best finish at the Masters was last year when he finished in 30th place. He won the 2010 and 2011 Joburg Open and the 2010 Africa Open. He has played on the in 11 PGA Tour events last year, finishing in the top 10, three times.