GLENEAGLES, Scotland – The last putt had barely been holed at Gleneagles and the chorus of concern over another U.S. Ryder Cup loss was already starting.
Then moments after the American side’s 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 loss Phil Mickelson made his own subtle pitch to bring back Azinger, the captain of the last U.S. team to win the cup in 2008.
“We had a great formula in ’08,” Mickelson said. “I don’t know why we strayed from it. I don’t why we stray from it. I don’t know why we don’t try to go back to it. What (Azinger) did was really a good format and maybe we ought to relive something like that.”