Phil Mickelson discusses weight loss, denies any loss of power

first_img“I feel like a chick in that regard. I don’t like to share,” Mickelson told reporters.But he did hint that he weighs about what he did during his college days at Arizona State.“Ultimately we all need to be accountable for our own health, and I haven’t done a great job of that throughout my career. I wish I had done better. It’s not too late. I’m getting after it now,” Mickelson said. “I’m going to continue to make it a lifestyle change. I’m going to continue to eat better, eat less, work out more, just stay committed to it.“The weight loss won’t be as drastic or quick, but I would anticipate over the next one to two years I would continue to tick down a little bit.” Phil Mickelson is feeling himself these days.Speaking Wednesday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the slimmed down 49-year-old golfer shied away from revealing just how much weight he’s lost in recent months. Even though he’s smaller, Mickelson doesn’t feel like he’s weakened.“When I first lost 25, 30 pounds I ended up not being as strong, but I’ve been in the gym now for the last quite a few weeks. The amount that I lift is now significantly more than it was before,” he said when asked about any power outage. “So, no. The answer is no.”Mickelson tees off at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at 10:10 a.m. ET Thursday.last_img read more

Home Prices Continue Upward Trend

first_imgHome Prices Continue Upward Trend January 4, 2016 488 Views Share Black Knight Financial Services Home Prices October 2015 2016-01-04 Staff Writercenter_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, Market Studies, News If you thought home prices would shift directions and head downward as the winter season moves in full swing, think again.Black Knight Financial Services’ Data and Analytics division released its October 2015 Home Price Index (HPI) report Monday, finding that U.S. home prices rose marginally by 0.2 percent.However, despite the small month-over-month increase, home prices are up 5.5 percent year-over-year.The HPI reached $254,000 in October and is now just 5.3 percent off its June 2006 peak of $268,000. In addition, the HPI is up over 26.9 percent from the market’s bottom in January 2012.Leading the gains among the states for the fourth consecutive month in October 2015 is New York with a 1.1 percent month-over-month home price increase. Wrapping up the top five states with the largest monthly HPI changes are Nevada (0.8 percent); Utah (0.8 percent); South Carolina (0.7 percent); and New Jersey (0.7 percent).In October, Black Knight reported that Connecticut once again saw the most negative movement, as home prices declined 0.6 percent month-over-month. Minnesota (-0.5 percent); Ohio (-0.3 percent); California (-0.2 percent); and Missouri (-0.2 percent) followed with negative home price appreciation.New York City, New York  and Reno, Nevada led the metros with the largest home prices gains, with prices increasing 1.2 percent in October, according to the report. Sebastian, Florida (1.0 percent); Cape Coral, Florida (1.0 percent); and Carson City, Nevada (1.0 percent) wrapped up the top five metros with the largest home price appreciation.On the other hand, Bakersfield, California (-0.9 percent); Bridgeport, Connecticut (-0.8 percent); Norwich, Connecticut (-0.7 percent); Atlantic City, New Jersey (-0.6 percent); and Cleveland, Ohio (-0.6 percent) held the top five positions of metros with the largest home price declines.The data also showed that all five California metro areas were among the nation’s 40 largest saw home prices fall in October, as the state did as a whole.The data showed that New York, Tennessee, and Texas all hit new home price peaks again in October at $356,000, $178,000, and $216,000, respectively.Seven of the nation’s 40 largest metros reached new peaks in October including Austin, Texas ($286,000); Dallas, Texas ($220,000); Denver, Colorado ($328,000); Houston, Texas ($220,000); Nashville, Tennessee ($220,000); Portland, Oregon ($322,000); and San Antonio, Texas ($196,000).Click here to view the full report.last_img read more