Five time major champion, Phil Mickelson, was in Chicago on Monday to promote the KPMG Women's PGA championship.
Mickelson took a 45-minute Metra train ride from Millennium Station to Olympia Fields CC, demonstrating how hassle free it is to get to the event.
While on the train, CSN's Pat Boyle interviewed Mickelson. They discussed Phil skipping the US Open, Tiger's dash cam video and how difficult the decision was for Mickelson to part with his longtime caddy, Jim "Bones" Mackay.
Lefty also talked about the revolving door of first time winners at the last 7 majors and what is left on his golf "to do" list.
The Masters was supposed to take place this week, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement on March 13. Augusta National Golf Club has picked a new week on the calendar for the prestigious golf tournament to take place.
On Monday, Augusta National announced that The Masters have been rescheduled for Nov. 9 - 15. Instead of following the NCAA Tournament, The Masters will now take place during an NFL and college football weekend, as well as possibly the baseball playoffs if the MLB season runs later to make up for lost time.
“In collaboration with the leading organizations in golf, Augusta National Golf Club has identified November 9-15 as the intended dates to host the 2020 Masters,” said Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, in a statement. “While more details will be shared in the weeks and months to come, we, like all of you, will continue to focus on all mandated precautions and guidelines to fight against the Coronavirus. Along the way, we hope the anticipation of staging the Masters Tournament in the fall brings a moment of joy to the Augusta community and all those who love the sport.”
The outbreak has affected all four of golf’s majors as part of a revised schedule released by the PGA Tour on Monday. The British Open, originally scheduled for July 13-19, has been canceled. The U.S. Open has been moved from June 15 - 21 to Sept. 14 - 20. The PGA Championship was moved from May 11-17 to Aug. 3-9.
Danielle Kang won the 2017 KPMG Women's PGA Championship and is defending her title in Chicagoland next month.
The 2018 version of the tournament is being held at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Long Grove, Ill. To promote the event, Kang showed off her game on a Chicago River bridge of all places.
She chipped onto an island green on the river and then talked to Pat Boyle about the 2018 event and what it meant to win her first major last year.
Watch the video above to see her impressive shot and the interview.