Can Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship run earn him a Ryder Cup spot? – fr

Can Phil Mickelson’s PGA Championship run earn him a Ryder Cup spot? – fr

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – The subtext to Phil Mickelson’s solid play at this week’s PGA Championship is how his performance might impact his chances of earning a spot on this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup squad. .

Heading into this week’s race, which left Lefty one step ahead of the pitch at Kiawah Island, he wasn’t in the Ryder Cup conversation at 52.nd on the list of American points.

“Oh, my God, I don’t know,” US captain Steve Stricker said on Saturday when asked if Mickelson could be a potential captain’s choice. “If he had to keep going and win here and keep playing good golf… but he hasn’t played really well so far, he has pushes here and there.

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Even with a PGA Championship win, Mickelson would likely need to maintain some sort of form to be seriously considered for the USA side, but European captain Padraig Harrington has stressed how valuable the 50-year-old could be for the American team. .

“If Phil shows more form on top of that, yes you would want to have an experienced player like that, but I don’t think a week would be enough,” Harrington said. “He was up there at Wells Fargo, so yeah, he’s showing form, and he’s really a leader, so I think he would be a good man to have on the team for sure.


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