•   
  •   
  •   

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

PGA Championship 2019: Phil Mickelson loves Bethpage, but it's probably time to start thinking about Pebble Beach

PGA Championship 2019: Phil Mickelson loves Bethpage, but it's probably time to start thinking about Pebble Beach Lefty is even par at the PGA through 36 holes, unable to avoid some stumbles. As the tourney slips away, his mind is likely to wander toward a different major

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.

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.

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.

PGA Championship 2019: Phil Mickelson inexplicably hits 3-wood from impossible lie, proves he knows what he's doing

PGA Championship 2019: Phil Mickelson inexplicably hits 3-wood from impossible lie, proves he knows what he's doing PGA Championship 2019: Phil Mickelson inexplicably hits 3-wood from impossible lie, proves he knows what he's doing

Phil Mickelson didn't hold back in his latest comments addressing how the USGA sets up U . S . Open venues. Has the USGA made mistakes? Yes. But that doesn't mean it should start pandering to player complaints or If they don ’ t have a governor, they don ’ t know how to control themselves .”

On Thursday following his first round at the Memorial, Phil Mickelson didnt have any interest in pulling his punches about the USGA ahead of next month' s U . S . Open at Pebble Beach.

“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.”

Read More

U.S. Open 2019 live blog: Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka get their opening rounds underway, Rickie Fowler leads.
U.S. Open 2019: Complete coverage of all opening-round action with live updates from Pebble Beach Golf Links.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!