Mickelson good for short game lesson

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – There aren’t many people better qualified to teach the short game than Phil Mickelson. That’s why even PGA Tour players use his instructional DVD, which came out earlier this year. In a show of class, Mickelson has even offered to teach his Tour brethren some of his shots.

I was standing near the putting green when Mickelson’s caddie, Jim “Bones” Mackay, approached James Nitties and told him to talk to Phil if he ever needed any help. Nitties is about 10 minutes into the DVD, but said he plans on watching the rest.

“Bones was just saying, ‘If you ever see him around and want him to show you anything, he’d be happy to do it,’ ” Nitties said. “It’s really cool.”

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