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PGA golger bows out of MLB ownership

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08:11 AM ET 12.19 | Golfer Phil Mickelson will not, after all, be an owner of the San Diego Padres. Appearing at Torrey Pines on Tuesday night to discuss his renovation plans for the Torrey Pines North Course, Mickelson said for the first time that he has withdrawn his interest in his hometown baseball team. "I think to be involved with the Padres you have to be fully committed to the long term," Mickelson said. "I've been born and raised here, but at this moment I'm not able to make that kind of long-term commitment to the city and to the team." Mickelson said he notified the Padres group "within the last six weeks" that he would not be joining them. As recently as Oct. 15, Mickelson said he was "really excited" about working with the ownership group.

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December 19, 2012  08:22 AM ET

I got all excited about a new golf thread.....for nothing.

December 19, 2012  08:22 AM ET

PGA Golger?

December 19, 2012  08:24 AM ET

geez, you'd think the interns would at least run a spell check on the headline

December 19, 2012  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I got all excited about a new golg thread.....for nothing.

*fixed.

December 19, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

geez, you'd think the interns would at least run a spell check on the headline

A Golger - a GOLfers-GolfER.... one who is truely a master of the art and science of golf.......


Don't you know anything? ;-)

December 19, 2012  09:03 AM ET

Mickelson hasn't won enough Majors to headline an MLB bid anyway

December 19, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Mickelson hasn't won enough Majors to headline an MLB bid anyway

Just the most important one..... the Memorial.......

December 19, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Mickelson hasn't won enough Majors to headline an MLB bid anyway

He's won the Masters 3 times.

December 19, 2012  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

He's won the Masters 3 times.

Well....other than those.

December 19, 2012  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Just the most important one..... the Memorial.......

I meant Master... dang it...

December 19, 2012  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

A Golger - a GOLfers-GolfER.... one who is truely a master of the art and science of golf.......Don't you know anything? ;-)

Thanks for clearing that up for me, lex :)

December 19, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Who cares ..

December 19, 2012  10:20 AM ET
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Who cares ..

We only care if it's Magic Johnson as part of the owner's club... a former (Not Basketball Anymore) - NBA player.

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December 19, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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We only care if it's Magic Johnson as part of the owner's club... a former (Not Basketball Anymore) - NBA player.

The guy was only going to owna small sliver of the team. No big deal.

December 19, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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I wonder if any of his new acquisitions has hesitated to shake his hand?

I'm sure no one hesitated ... and then made a bee line for the hand sanitizer.

December 19, 2012  10:30 AM ET

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