Turns out Phil Mickelson was more of a players’ choice than a captain’s pick for the Presidents Cup

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Phil Mickelson’s selection to this year’s U.S. Presidents Cup team came as a surprise and had many people wondering,“What’s Captain Jay Haas thinking?”

After all, Mickelson hasn’t won since the 2013 Open Championship and the 45-year-old star has just four top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in the past two seasons. He was ranked No. 30 in the Presidents Cup standings when he was picked.

Was Haas just throwing a bone to his fellow captain’s pick for the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994? Was he throwing a bone to NBC/Golf Channel, which has the unenviable task of trying to get American TV viewers to tune into a sporting event on South Korean time?

Read Full Article Here : http://www.golfdigest.com/story/turns-out-phil-mickelson-was-more-of-a-players-choice-than-a-captains-pick-for-the-presidents-cup

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