30 Sep '15, 8pm

Turns out Phil Mickelson was more of a players' choice than a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup

Phil Mickelson's selection to this year's U.S. Presidents Cup team came as a surprise and had many people wondering, "What's Captain Jay Haas thinking?" After all, Mickelson hasn't won since the 2013 Open Championship and the 45-year-old star has just four top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour in the past two seasons. He was ranked No. 30 in the Presidents Cup standings when he was picked. Was Haas just throwing a bone to his fellow captain's pick for the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994? Was he throwing a bone to NBC/Golf Channel, which has the unenviable task of trying to get American TV viewers to tune into a sporting event on South Korean time? Turns out, it wasn't Haas driving the Phil for Presidents Cup campaign bus at all, but rather the players. NBC/Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay III explained how it went down during a pre-event teleconference. "I think it was simply a...

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