Phil Mickelson won’t know where his putting stands until he gets under the gun. It’s the one area of his game about which Mickelson wasn’t particularly concerned in the offseason, yet it’s the part that has let him down the most.
From Alabama successfully defending its national title at the NCAA Championship to Phil Mickelson being named assistant coach at Arizona State, here are the top 10 storylines from 2014 in college men's golf.
As expected, the 11-person task force will include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, but the goal of the panel isn't just 2016, it is future-proofing the U.S. at the Ryder Cup for years to come.
When Phil Mickelson criticized U.S. Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson following the Americans' defeat at Gleneagles, it came after a team-bonding session the night before in which Watson ripped U.S. team members.
After the U.S. took a one-point lead after Friday's four-ball session, the Europeans stormed back in foursomes, winning three matches and halving the other to take a two-point lead after Day 1 of the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Phil Mickelson made a short birdie putt at the par-5 18th to give Keegan Bradley and himself a 1-up victory over Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia in Friday morning's final four-ball match at the 2014 Ryder Cup.
The matchup of Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy vs. Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley is not a new one -- each player has a bit of Ryder Cup history with his opponent, including five Garcia-Mickelson meetings.