Feeling heat, Mickelson off to winning start at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) Phil Mickelson came to Minnesota this week at the center of the Ryder Cup storm, having been the most vocal of the American players in lobbying for change following three straight losses to Europe. His seat only got hotter after he criticized former Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton for the way he paired Mickelson with Tiger Woods at Oakland Hills in 2004. So when...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil: Sitting early would have been 'total weak move'

It was a mild surprise to see Phil Mickelson playing foursomes, but he didn't want to 'cop out.'
Via CSN Chicago
10 hours ago

If US loses again, what happens to Mickelson-pushed task force?

CHASKA, Minn. — The “task force’’ is on trial. When we last left the U.S. Ryder Cup team two years ago it was in such a state of disarray, it seemed they might never win again. In a stunned interview room at Gleneagles in Scotland, Phil Mickelson verbally undressed then-captain Tom Watson with Watson sitting...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Phil Mickelson criticizes former captains, then apologizes

Embed from Getty Images     Phil Mickelson had already made some pot stirring comments during the last Ryder Cup at Glenneagles which turned out to be a mess for the U.S. team anyway. Now, Mickelson criticized former captain, Hal Sutton, talking about how he set the pairing of Mickelson and Tiger Woods to “fail” and also criticized 2014 captain Tom Watson…again.  ...
Via The GP Golf Report
1 day ago

Phil Mickelson does damage control after Hal Sutton fires back

CHASKA, Minn. — One day after delivering a criticism of 2004 Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton, Phil Mickelson sought out Sutton on Thursday to apologize and attempt to clarify the comments he made. Mickelson told The Post he “didn’t think I was being that harsh,’’ adding, “I wasn’t trying to criticize Hal. I thought Hal was...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Mickelson apologizes to Sutton for criticism

Phil Mickelson has called and apologized to 2004 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton for his disparaging comments.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 day ago

Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) Phil Mickelson criticized another Ryder Cup captain in explaining why this American team at least will be prepared to play its best. Mickelson was the catalyst for change in 2014 when he publicly questioned Tom Watson's heavy-handed role as captain in Gleneagles in another American loss. That led to a task force that allowed for more player involvement. Mickelson...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: Ryder Cup a referendum on Mickelson

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) Phil Mickelson has been giving the Ryder Cup a lot of thought lately. Probably way too much thought, though that's nothing new. Tough not to overthink things when you're always the smartest guy on the first tee. In Ryder Cups past, that might have signaled trouble for a U.S. team that has often lost because it struggles to find a mental edge. In the latest...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickelson goes to a longer drive for Ryder Cup

ATLANTA (AP) Phil Mickelson is making another equipment change ahead of the Ryder Cup, this one measured in inches. Mickelson played a practice round at Hazeltine National on Monday and realized he would need a different driver to handle a course that measures 7,628 yards on the card. So he went back to a longer driver for the Tour Championship after using a driver with a shaft...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Mickelson on Tiger Woods’ return: ‘I think it’s great’

Count Phil Mickelson among those from the world of professional golf who greeted with excitement the news that Tiger Woods has planned a return to competition next month. The 46-year-old Mickelson was informed of Woods’ anticipated return Wednesday during the BMW Championship pro-am. He welcomed the news as he noted Woods will benefit greatly from serving as vice-captain to...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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