Asked about his strategy during this week’s PGA Tour Champions tournament which he finished in 47th place with two ugly quadruple bogeys, Phil Mickelson is convinced that power trumps precision.
His two quadruple bogeys on the same par 5 hole n ° 9, during the Dominion Energy Charity Classic won by Bernhard Langer on Sunday, do not seem to move Phil Mickelson.
For him to base his game on power is a more profitable strategy than betting on precision.
Criticized on Twitter Phil Mickelson defended himself by explaining that if he can drive further than his opponents in the PGA Tour Champions, then he “will win the fight”.
Some golf fans on social networks have challenged his point of view by highlighting the “9” conceded Saturday and Sunday. Disastrous scores on a par 5 which forced him to settle for 47th place.
My thinking is this. I want to win. I don’t care about any other finish.If I drive it long and am 30-50 yards past my opponent, I’m hitting a 9 or wedge to their 5 or 6.Over 3 rounds I will win that fight.If I drive crooked I will lose but I’d like to be in control of the outcome
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) October 24, 2021
Right in his boots, not to say “stubborn” Mickelson answered this to explain his way of doing things.
“My thought is this. I want to win. I don’t care about any other results. In 3 games, I will win this fight. ”
Prior to the start of the tournament, the 51-year-old said it “would be hard to beat” if he consistently had a wedge on every hole on the second shot, regardless of where his ball ended up off the tee. .
A way of seeing very close to that of Bryson DeChambeau who won the US Open in 2020 by adopting this tactic.
It is clear that his stats on the PGA Tour Champions plead in his favor since in just five starts on this circuit of more than 50 years, Mickelson has already won 3 times.
The last time when he won the Constellation Furyk and Friends in early October. And on this occasion Mickelson was only ranked 81st in terms of precision on face-offs. CQFD…