US Open 2019 After sharp criticism Phil Mickelson says the USGA did

first_imgAfter issuing some seething remarks about the USGA’s setup of U.S. Open courses just two weeks ago, Phil Mickelson struck a different tone after Thursday’s first round at Pebble Beach.“I’ve played, what, 29 U.S. Opens. One-hundred percent of time they have messed it up if it doesn’t rain,” Mickelson said at the Memorial Tournament last month. “The rain is the governor. That’s the only governor they have. And if they don’t have a governor they don’t know how to control themselves.”“It’s just based on history,” he continued. “My 30 years, and 30 years before that. So I think we’re all pulling for a little rain.”USGA U.S. OpenNewsU.S. Open 2019: USGA exec responds to Tour pros’ criticism over past course setupslast_img read more