home jobs contact us
Our Clients:
Browse by Sport
Find us on ASAP sports on Facebook ASAP sports on Twitter
ASAP Sports RSS Subscribe to RSS
Click to go to
ASAP Sports e-Brochure View our


August 18, 2019

Phil Mickelson

Medinah, Illinois

Q. Phil, before you talk about your round and the uneventful morning, talk about the circumstances at the hotel.
PHIL MICKELSON: Yeah, kind of a funny deal. The building got struck by lightning right above me and blew out a brick chimney and caught fire a little bit. There were ten fire trucks. I got in my car and left and couldn't get back. The roads were closed and the hotel was closed.

But things cleared up pretty quickly. I was able to get back in and get my stuff.

Q. Your week as a whole at the BMW?
PHIL MICKELSON: It was electric. I love it here and I love playing. I need a break. I've had a rough four, five months. Probably the worse four, five months stretch of my career.

I'm looking forward to having a couple months off and kind of regrouping and come back fresh. I've seen some very positive glimpses with areas of my game I'm trying to work on. Mentally I haven't been sharp and been there.

I just -- I haven't -- I played very horrible golf. I'm looking forward to getting back in it but I need a break.

Q. Phil, if asked, would you be open to maybe be an Assistant Captain for Tiger's Presidents Cup team?
PHIL MICKELSON: I need to decompress a little bit. I'm mentally fried and physically fried. I just need a little break before I kind of have some good thought plans for you.

Q. Phil, can you -- so the fire occurs and you go down and get in your car and drive off.
PHIL MICKELSON: Yeah. There were people outside. It was raining. The roads were closed and I couldn't get back in. It cleared up pretty quick.

Q. Were you really like "God, I should have brought my clubs with me just in case" or --
PHIL MICKELSON: No. I was just thinking I'll be in San Diego a little earlier than I expected and -- it all worked out. It was fine.

Q. Your sister said she was worried about you, your mom.
PHIL MICKELSON: I've been playing. I don't really call everybody while I play. I haven't talked to anybody yet. But I will in a little bit.

Q. The EMTs got you back into your room; is that what happened?
PHIL MICKELSON: Yeah. They had been in contact with the Tour but they were clearing up. It didn't matter.

Q. (Inaudible)
PHIL MICKELSON: I had plenty of warmup, 20, 30 minutes. It all worked out great except my score.

Q. When will you play again?
PHIL MICKELSON: I'll play Korea and Napa. I'm not sure what the other ones are. If I play well I might try to add a couple in Asia to try to warrant a pick. If I'm not playing well, I probably won't.

FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports

ASAP sports

tech 129
About ASAP SportsFastScripts ArchiveRecent InterviewsCaptioningUpcoming EventsContact Us
FastScripts | Events Covered | Our Clients | Other Services | ASAP in the News | Site Map | Job Opportunities | Links
ASAP Sports, Inc. | T: 1.212 385 0297