Three questions floating across golf’s landscape as the Arnold Palmer Invitational arrives:
Did Phil Mickelson ruin his chance to be a Ryder Cup captain?
Until he blew up his own world two weeks ago, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Mickelson would captain the United States Ryder Cup team in 2025 at Bethpage Black.
They love Philly Mick on Long Island and he has loved them back. Not only could it be the rowdiest Ryder Cup ever, it would also have a “This one’s for Phil” vibe to it.
It will take some serious image polishing, some serious groveling, some serious rebranding for Mickelson to even be a part of the Ryder Cup going forward.
As for captaining a team?
Unless circumstances change drastically, it probably won't be thumbs up for an appearance by Phil Mickelson during the 2025 Ryder Cup at Bethpage Black. Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images
The best thing Mickelson has going for him is the ’25 matches are still more than three years away and it’s two years before Zach Johnson’s ...
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