Mickelson: Brutal rough made Ryder Cup a waste of time
Phil Mickelson said his miserable Ryder Cup campaign was a waste of time and claimed he will not play courses like Le Golf National with "brutal rough" again.
The five-time major champion failed to earn a single point at last week's tournament as the United States were soundly beaten by Europe.
And Mickelson blames the "almost unplayable" French course for his woes, suggesting it does not fit with his aggressive style of play.
"I'm 48. I'm not going to play tournaments with rough like that anymore," he said. "It's a waste of my time.
"I'm going to play courses that are playable, where I can play aggressive, attacking, make lots of birdies - the type of golf I like to play.
"The fairways were 14 to 16 yards wide. The fact is they had brutal rough, almost unplayable, and that's not the way I play. I don't play like that."
Congratulations @RyderCupEurope on a well deserved win of The Cup.— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) October 2, 2018
To Jim & Tab; Amy & I appreciate everything you did to make the week one that we will treasure forever. @RyderCupUSA - I love and respect each one of you. I am deeply honored to call you my teammates and friends.
Yet despite his complaints about the conditions, Mickelson disputes Patrick Reed's suggestion there were issues within the Team USA camp.
"We had one of the best weeks as far as team-mates and working together," Mickelson said. "I don't know what to say, I didn't see any of that stuff happen.
"I only saw one of the best weeks and team unity that we've had in a long time."