Phil Mickelson is making strides at the right time, as he looks to defend his Masters championship in Augusta a few weeks. He finished the Arnold Palmer Invitational at one-under and seven strokes off the lead, but his overall game is starting to show the slightest signs of improvement.
Unfortunately, Lefty failed to capitalize on another opportunity to pass Tiger Woods in the world rankings. Keep in mind that Mickelson would not have taken over the No. 1 world ranking, but he could have gone ahead of Woods for the first time in 14 years.
Had he been able to stay in the top 10 and in front of Woods, Mickelson would have moved to No. 5 in the world, trading places with Woods shortly before The Masters.
While Mickelson may still be struggling on the course, Barry Bonds is struggling in the court room.
Bonds will continue his perjury trial with the testimonies of people who were once very close to him. Congress is hoping that these damning testimonies will help its case, but the all-time home run king is still not expected to serve any jail time.
If you want to talk about a group of kids who are not struggling, then look no further than the VCU Rams. No longer can anyone say that they did not deserve to be in the 2011 NCAA tournament. No one should even be calling them a No. 11 seed at this point. All you should refer to them as is one of the representatives in the 2011 Final Four next weekend in Houston.
Stay tuned for more about these and every other top sports story this Monday.