He criticized the structure of the par-72 7,331-yard course in a latest interview and wasn’t of fan of the type of play it known as for.
“The very fact is, they’d brutal tough -— nearly unplayable — and it isn’t the best way I play,” Mickelson stated Thursday, by way of ESPN. “I do not play like that. And right here (at Silverado Nation Membership), I can miss the fairways, I can get photographs out of the tough up on the inexperienced and it is playable.
“And I am 48. I am not going to play tournaments with tough like that anymore. It is a waste of my time. I’ll play programs which can be playable and that I can play aggressive, attacking, make plenty of birdies, type of golf I prefer to play.”
The 43-time PGA Tour winner and 10-time European Tour winner was a captain’s choose for this 12 months’s cup. He gave credit score to the European crew, who received 17 half of to 10 half of, for using a course catered to the house crew.
“The Europeans did an important factor: They did the alternative of what we do when now we have the Ryder Cup right here,” Mickelson added. “The fairways have been 14 to 16 yards huge. Ben Hogan, who’s the best ball-striker of all time, had a five-percent margin of error. So, if you happen to hit the ball 300 yards, which all of us hit it greater than that, it’s good to have a 30-yard huge fairway to have the ability to hit it.”
Mickelson went 0-2 for america in its loss to Europe.
He’s now enjoying within the Safeway Basic in Napa, California, the place he was tied for the lead early Friday however fell right into a tie for second place after ending his spherical.