CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Phil Mickelson, tied two strokes behind frontrunner Billy Mayfair through three rounds at the Quail Hollow Championship, has never shied away from tough subjects and isn’t known for keeping his opinion to himself. So it should have been of little surprise then that Lefty threw a left jab at Quail Hollow following his Day 3 71.
“These greens are by far the worst designed greens on Tour,” said Mickelson following a two-putt par from behind the 18th hole that was so difficult he told his caddie Jim Mackay to not even bother taking the flag out.
“I felt like leaving the pin in would help with my depth perception.”
The tactic worked and Mickelson rolled in his 6 footer for par shortly before rolling over Tom Fazio, who redesigned Quail Hollow in 1997 and 2003, a few moments later in front of the media.