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SportMickelson on USGA ahead of U.S. Open: 'They don't know how to control themselves'

16:35  31 may  2019
16:35  31 may  2019 Source:   golfchannel.com

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If they don ’ t have a governor, they don ’ t know how to control themselves .” Mickelson did more than voice his frustration during last year’ s U . S . Open . During the third round at Shinnecock, he staged his own mini protest by racing after a missed putt and hitting his golf ball while it was still moving.

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Mickelson on USGA ahead of U.S. Open: 'They don't know how to control themselves'© Provided by NBC Sports Group DUBLIN, Ohio – It’s already been a tough week for the USGA following a scathing story in Golf Digest that criticized the association, but on Thursday following his round at the Memorial, Phil Mickelson didn’t have any interest in pulling his punches.

“I've played, what, 29 U.S. Opens. One hundred percent of time they have messed it up if it doesn't rain,” Mickelson said. “The rain is the governor. That's the only governor they have. And if they don't have a governor they don't know how to control themselves.”

Mickelson had been asked if he was confident that the USGA wouldn’t make any of the same mistakes that have marred the last few U.S. Opens when the championship returns to Pebble Beach in two weeks.

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Mickelson ’ s stunning smack was reminiscent of John Daly’ s outburst during the 1999 U . S . Open at Pinehurst. After the same two-shot penalty, he made an 11 on the hole and claimed afterward that his penalty was in protest against the USGA for setting so many dicey hole locations. But with the USGA

“It's just based on history. My 30 years, and 30 years before that. I think we're all pulling for a little rain,” Mickelson said.

Mickelson sparked controversy at last year’s U.S. Open when he raced after his putt on the 13th green while it was still moving during the third round and hit the ball on his way to a two-stroke penalty.

“My anger and frustration got the best of me,” Mickelson later said. “I'm embarrassed and disappointed by my actions. It was clearly not my finest moment and I'm sorry.”

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