Phil Mickelson's candid and blunt assessment of U.S. Ryder Cup fortunes was in response to, among other things, captain Tom Watson's approach to what was supposed to be a Saturday night team-bonding session that turned ugly, sources told ESPN.com.
After another frustrating defeat at the Ryder Cup -- the eighth in 10 appearances dating to 1995 -- Phil Mickelson wondered why the United States abandoned the plan that worked during their last victory in 2008.
Phil Mickelson wasn't heading home on Sunday with the Claret Jug after a year of taking it to numerous places around town, but he did leave Royal Liverpool with a good feeling about his game and is looking forward to next month's PGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson's quest for the fourth leg of the career Grand Slam got off to a decent start Thursday, an even-par 70 at Pinehurst No. 2 that left the five-time major champion in good position after his first round at the U.S. Open.