Phil Mickelson will be in the team room as an assistant captain at next week’s Ryder Cup, but for the first time in over 25 years he won’t be teeing it up in matches. That ends a streak that saw the six-time major champion play on more U.S. Ryder Cup teams than any other player in history, putting together a 18-22-7 record in his 12 appearances.
But despite all of those appearances, he’s only been a part of three winning teams. So what gives? Why is Europe so much better than the U.S. in the Ryder Cup?
On a recent podcast episode, Mickelson shed some light on the frustrating losses that have piled up while facing European teams in the biennial event.
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