Mickelson: Almost unplayable rough at Ryder Cup gave Euros advantage


"The fairways were 14 to 16 yards wide", Mickelson said. Ben Hogan, who is the greatest ball striker of all time, had a 5 percent margin of error.

'So, if you hit the ball 300 yards, we all hit it more than that, you need to have a 30-yard wide fairway to be able to hit them. "The fact is they had brutal rough, nearly unplayable, and that's not the way I play".

"When I made the turn, as good as I played, I was still tied with Freddy, and there was no way some 59-year-old guy who's semi-retired is going to come out here and whip my tail. And here (at the Safeway Classic) I can miss the fairways, I can get shots out of the rough up on the green and it's playable".

The complaints from Mickelson, who was playing in his 12th straight Ryder Cup, could be considered ironic after he was singled out as a poster child for the poor course setup in 2016, when the event took place in the U.S. "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". "I don't play like that".

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It was the first time he failed to contribute even a half-point to the United States' cause as the visitors relinquished the Cup after a 17 1/2 to 10 1/2 defeat.

He also noted he had "two awful tournaments" at the BMW Championship and Tour Championship leading into the Ryder Cup and that even this week he doesn't feel good about his game.

Safe to say Mickelson would have preferred a setup like that this time around. "I'm trying to just save every ounce of energy and shotmaking and visualization for the course".

"We had one of the best weeks as far as team mates and working together", he said. "We had an awesome week. We kind of spurred each other on today and had a great time, and we saw a bunch of putts go in, which is nice".