Brad Faxon, PGA golfer and NBC golf analyst, checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about Phil Mickelson's victory at the Masters. Faxon said Mickelson has struggled to find time to concentrate on golf while his wife has been battling cancer, but this weekend he was able to focus on the tournament. "I think this was his first real chance to just play golf," Faxon said.

 

Disgraced home run king Barry Bonds made an appearance at the park in San Francisco for a Giants reunion and met briefly with the media.

Phil Mickelson no longer is a lovable loser. (AP)Some winners and losers from a week at the Masters that included a hugely popular win, a pair of old guys making a run, Jim Nantz stepping up the creepy and the introduction of The New Tiger Woods, who, it turns out, is exactly like the Tiger Woods we watched five months ago. I was so disgusted with his behavior on the course over the weekend that I actually went out to my car with a 7-iron and went Elin on the windows.



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Phil Mickelson won his third Masters green jacket on Sunday at Augusta National. Mickelson rolled in a 15-foot birdie putt on the 12th hole and then set up another birdie at the next hole with an unbelievable approach shot amongst the trees. Tiger Woods got off to a poor start on Sunday, making bogey on three of the first six holes, but then holed out a shot from the seventh fairway for an eagle. Woods then made two more birdies on his way up the leaderboard. The magic didn't last long though, as Woods fell apart on the back nine.

Phil Mickelson fired a 5-under 67 in the third round of the Masters. Mickelson made back-to-back eagles at the 13th and 14th on his way up the leaderboard on Saturday. Tiger Woods shot a 2 under 70 and is 8 under total. Lee Westwood is the leader at minus 12 and seeking his first major. Click here to view the Masters leaderboard.

 

The Big Show announced the 8th Annual Whiney Award nominees on Friday's show. CLICK HERE to view a complete list of the categories and to listen to the nominees. The Whiney’s are SOLD OUT, but the Big Show will be giving away tickets the week leading up to the event. The 8th Annual Whiney Awards will take place on Thursday, April 29th at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA.

For a second straight day, Tiger Woods was able to score under par at the Masters in his return to golf. Woods posted a 2-under 70 in the second round of the Masters. The embattled superstar sits only three shots off the clubhouse lead heading into Saturday. Ian Poulter shot 68 once again for a total of 8-under 136. Woods is at 138. According to reporters, the players were dealing with tougher conditions at Augusta National on Friday. Check out the complete Masters leaderboard.

Mark Kerrigan, brother of former Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, pleaded not guilty to manslaughter Friday in the death of his father. A judge at Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn raised Kerrigan's bail from $10,000 to $25,000, and he was expected to post bail later in the day. To read the full story, click here.

The University of North Dakota ended a four-year legal battle by dropping Fighting Sioux as its nickname. That story leads off Friday's Morning Mashup, where you can find videos, trivia and more.

Pro golfer and NBC golf analyst Brad Faxon joined the Dennis & Callahan show from Augusta National to talk about Thursday's opening round of the Masters. Faxon talked about the warm welcome Tiger Woods received to start his round. "The crowd was appreciative," he said. "They were not too loud, but where you want them to be."