Phil Mickelson brands Bryson DeChambeau greens book row “flat out idiotic”
Phil Mickelson did not hold back as the row over Bryson DeChambeau and the use of greens books continued.
DeChambaeu was criticised by Brooks Koepka of being a slow player after he took more than two minutes to hit an eight-foot put at the Northern Trust last week.
It was leapt upon by other figures in golf, leading DeChambeau to say he felt ‘unfairly attacked’, before the discussion moved on to whether or not the use of greens books contribute to slow play in modern golf.
Mickelson is having none of it, though, taking to social media to make his case, adding that he believes that greens books actually speed up the game.
“The greens book allows me to do 80 percent of my read before I even get to the green,” Mickelson wrote. “For anyone to say they slow up play is flat out idiotic.”
Let me add the countless hours and many days it saves me preparing for tournaments throughout the year. The book gives me info on where I can/can’t miss it and still get up and down as well as best approach shot into the green without having to play multiple practice rounds.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) August 13, 2019
“Let me add the countless hours and many days it saves me preparing for tournaments throughout the year.
“The book gives me info on where I can/can’t miss it and still get up and down as well as best approach shot into the green without having to play multiple practice rounds.”
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