Once again, Phil Mickelson finished second at the US Open, a record sixth time in his career. Could you imagine if he had won two or three of those ??? While he'll go down as one of the best in his era, he could have been one of the best of all time, certainly, the best left handed golfer of all time. But at the age of 43, the time to win majors on the PGA Tour is getting shorter and shorter. What about Tiger Woods who has not won a major in some six years ??? He has fifteen but all of a sudden, beating the Nicklaus record of 18 does not seem such a sure thing. Injuries and inconsistent play are now Woods trademark in recent years. He'll show signs of her former dominant self, but not that often and like Mickelson, time is starting to run out.
Time also ticking away for the Miami Heat. I have to say it again, I predicted the Spurs to win this series in seven but I'll take six. They are a machine and have been that way for the last dozen years or so. And they can win on the road, they proved it in Miami in game one and now have to win one of the next two to claim a fifth title under head coach Gregg Popovich and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan.
One player with a lot of time is pitcher Gerritt Cole of the Pirates. Two starts in the majors and two wins. With AJ Burnett on the disabled list, the Bucs need Cole big time. He may be the difference between another losing season and a winning one, or how about making the playoffs ??? It's always good to dream.