Paul Azinger will not be part of a newly-created Ryder Cup task force to be announced Tuesday that is expected to include former U.S. captains as well as past and current players, including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
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.
Tom Watson never hit a single shot as captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, but as his squad faces a monumental 10-6 deficit heading into Sunday, his decision-making leaves much to be desired, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.
Despite his recent poor form and injuries, Tiger Woods is not being ruled out for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. In fact, captain Tom Watson said Monday morning that a lot of that decision will come down to Woods.
Phil Mickelson played his way onto his 10th U.S. Ryder Cup team by finishing second at the PGA Championship on Sunday, moving to the fifth spot among the nine automatic qualifiers who were determined at the end of the tournament.