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    Senior Member kinnipak's Avatar
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    POD-Gate

    Is anyone else completely baffled by Phil Mickelson's comments at the presser following the Ryder? I could not believe my ears. I have heard from personal friends about what a cold person he can be. Everyone has their bad days. I get that. But for him to all but call Watson a horrible captain, while sitting at the same table as him and in front of all his fellow Ryder Cup players, is completely ARROGANT and RUDE. What in the name of golf was he thinking? If you have a beef, keep it in the Team Room. Regardless of if you are right or wrong. You don't call out your captain at a press conference on THAT stage!

    I can't ever see him now as a Ryder Cup Captain. I can't imagine the players would ever trust him to captain a team.

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    Captaincy is seriously over-rated, in all respects but certainly with respect to the final result. Solomon wouldn't have got that US team within 3 points of Europe. Banging on about captaincy, for good or for bad, is phenomenally stupid. On the other side of the coin, of course McGinley deserves credit but all of it is massively overblown.

    The USA needs to look at how and why the PGA Tour has stagnated relative to its European counterpart for that is where you'll find explanation of the long-term US decline in this competition.
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    And to answer the question - Phil sounds like a massive tool.
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    Ungreased to boot...
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    and so the case begins to come to light...

    http://espn.go.com/golf/rydercup14/s...phil-mickelson
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