Phil Mickelson: We're prepared to succeed this time... as Team USA try to banish eight years of Ryder Cup hurt
Phil Mickelson was out on the range hitting golf balls. His own golf balls. Nothing unusual in that.
Except earlier, in an attempt to explain how Team USA regularly got the Ryder Cup so badly wrong, Mickelson had told a story about his preparation for the event at Oakland Hills in 2004; and how he came to be practising the day before the tournament, on his own, in secret, with equipment that was entirely foreign to him in a doomed attempt to make a flawed strategy work.
It was the year of Team USA’s heaviest defeat on home soil, of captain Hal Sutton in a gauche cowboy hat and of a... read more
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