From the all-good-things-must-end department came Phil Mickelson’s public acknowledgment this week that he does not deserve nor expect to be on the U.S. Presidents Cup team when it goes to Australia in December.
That’s not exactly a revelation. But while it has become increasingly evident, it didn’t feel official until Mickelson said it in South Korea in advance of the PGA Tour's CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges.
Here’s what “Phireside Phil,” an Instagram name he has given himself in a video he produces when he pleases, said when asked about being one of Tiger Woods’ four captain’s choices:
“No, no, no. I have not played well in the last seven, eight months. There are much better options of players that have played consistently at a high level that deserve to be on the team and … even if I were to win, I have not done enough to warrant a pick. I'm not asking for one, I don't expect one. I think there's a lot better options for the U.S. side.
“I would like to add that I am starting to play much better golf and I'm excited about this u...
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