Mickelson picked up a small consolation Sunday after his runner-up finish in the PGA Championship, extending his American record by qualifying for his 10th consecutive Ryder Cup team.
Rory McIlroy won his second straight major championship and fourth of his young career.
Rory McIlroy made an 8-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to maintain a one-shot lead at the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods is in danger of missing the cut at a major championship for only the fourth time in his professional career.
Rory McIlroy has shot 4-under 67 in the second round of the soggy PGA Championship for a two-stroke lead over Ryan Palmer.
Defending champion Jason Dufner, suffering from a neck injury and struggling to swing a golf club, pulled out of the PGA Championship in the opening round.
Second at last year’s PGA Championship, Jim Furyk shot a 66 on Thursday in the first round at Valhalla Golf Club, climbing into a five-way tie for fourth place.
Tiger Woods surveyed his options from so far left of the fairway he was up to his ankles in grass in a hazard he didn’t even know was there.
Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla on Thursday with far less fanfare, and a lot more attention. Rory McIlroy is the favorite, coming off wins at the British Open and at Firestone.
If history is any indication, the PGA Championship won’t be decided at the 72nd hole on Sunday. The PGA Championship has a history of being decided in playoffs.
Barely able to tie his shoes three days ago, Tiger Woods is ready to tee it up in the PGA Championship.
The 37-year-old Dufner has a sore neck because of a degenerative arthritic condition and had an epidural early last week. But he can’t afford to not play.