‘It’s a Waste of My Time’: Phil Mickelson Once Made a Bizarre Excuse About a Golf Course After Facing Defeat


Phil Mickelson is one of the most talked about golfers today. The six-time major champion has set many records on the field. However, golf fans know Mickelson for his controversies more than his game. Lefty rarely points a finger at anyone if he loses a round. The golf ace is known to be smiling even after a tough game. But there was a time when he couldn’t help but blame the field.

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Phil Mickelson speaks up about the course post-game

During the 2018 Ryder Cup, Mickelson lost two matches in the biennial event. In reaction to his loss, Lefty blamed the setup of Le Golf National. But his reaction came after he had a strong opening round later in Napa.

“The fact is they had brutal rough, almost unplayable, and it’s not the way I play,” Mickelson said to the reporters. “I don’t play like that. And here I can miss the fairways, I can get shots out of the rough up on the green and it’s playable.” But that was not all from Mickelson’s end.

Golf – The inaugural LIV Golf Invitational – Centurion Club, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Britain – June 10, 2022 Team Hy Flyer’s Phil Mickelson of the US during the second round REUTERS/Paul Childs

He said, “And I’m 48. I’m not going to play tournaments with rough like that anymore, it’s a waste of my time. I’m going to play courses that are playable and that I can play aggressive, attacking, make a lot of birdies, style of golf I like to play.” Mickelson’s comments struck a controversy after he involved Ben Hogan in his statements. “Ben Hogan, who is the greatest ball-striker of all time, had a 5 percent margin of error,” he said.

However, this is not the first time Mickelson made controversial statements. His comments about the PGA Tour gave him a lot of fame in the golf world. Although, it resulted in him losing quite a few fans.

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Phil Mickelson’s comments about the PGA Tour

Mickelson was among the first few players to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour. Before officially becoming a member of the new league, Lefty made some unacceptable comments about his former PGA Tour. “They’re scary motherf****s to get involved with… The Tour likes to pretend it’s a democracy, but it’s really a dictatorship… They divide and conquer.” he said.

Golf – The inaugural LIV Golf Invitational – Centurion Club, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Britain – June 10, 2022 Team Hy Flyer’s Phil Mickelson of the US reacts during the second round REUTERS/Paul Childs

Mickelson received a lot of criticism for his comments from fans as well as his fellow golfers. Legend Tiger Woods also condemned Lefty for his words. But there is no stopping Mickelson from getting in the news!

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