Wednesday, May 6, 2015   

(Golf) Mickelson may miss Masters
(04-02 10:54)

Five-time Major Champion Phil Mickelson remains in serious doubt for next week's Masters in the US state of Georgia, after informing officials he would not be available to compete in this week's Pro Am at the Houston Open.
Should the 43-year-old world number five miss the Masters it would see the first of this season's Majors lose a second major drawcard after earlier on Tuesday Tiger Woods said he would miss the event for the first time in his career after undergoing back surgery.
Mickelson, though, remains in the draw for the first two rounds of the US$6.2million Houston Open which gets underway on Thursday.
The Masters starts the following week at Augusta National in Georgia.
Mickelson withdrew after 10 holes on day three of last week's Texas Open in San Antonio because of a muscle strain in his back.
He attended the NBA match between the San Antonio Spurs match and the New Orleans Pelicans later that night before returning home to San Diego for doctors to assess the injury.
It meant Mickelson missing out on playing planned practice rounds on Monday and Tuesday at Augusta National where he captured three of his five Majors.—AFP

   
Other Sports breaking news:
(NBA playoffs) Clippers top Rockets in game one (05-05 16:46)
(NHL playoffs) Caps lead Rangers 1-0 behind Holtby's shutout (05-05 16:41)
Hurdler Liu on the blocks for Shanghai farewell (05-05 15:48)
(Boxing) Pacquiao to undergo shoulder surgery: report (05-05 11:19)
(Premier League) Arsenal beat Hull behind Sanchez brace (05-05 11:06)
(Snooker) Bingham claims world title (05-05 10:38)
(Boxing) Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder (05-05 10:37)
(NBA) Tears of joy for Curry who relishes great moment in life (05-05 10:33)
(NBA playoffs) Rose leads Bulls past Cavs (05-05 10:31)
(Champions League) Benzema out of Real line-ups against Juventus (05-04 18:09)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.