Chamblee blasts Phil Mickelson for Watson comments

Brandel Chamblee has slammed veteran American golfer Phil Mickelson for his criticism of Tom Watson, the United States Ryder Cup skipper and even going on to call him a liar.
Chamblee is no stranger to controversy and he has regularly courted controversy for his outspoken criticism of players, especially Tiger Woods, but with the former world number one out of action till December, he has turned his attentions to Lefty.
It is a well-known fact that Mickelson blasted Watson in the press conference following the Ryder Cup which ended in yet another defeat for the United States team at the hands of Team Europe, claiming that the players had absolutely no say at all in the team decisions and going on to add that 2008 skipper Paul Azinger did a much better job as a skipper as he allowed the players to get involved and invested.
But Chamblee has now claimed that it is entirely a work of fiction from Phil Mickelson as he knows from reliable sources that Watson took the players and their caddies aside and asked them personally which players they would like to be paired with and so these comments made by Mickelson have no base value.
And according to Chamblee, this shows that in a way, Watson followed the same path that Azinger had followed in 2008. He admitted that Watson might not be the guy with the best bedside manners but as a golfer, there can be no doubting his honesty and integrity.
On the other hand, he laid the blame on the likes of Tiger Woods, who wasn’t even a part of the side, Phil Mickelson and the rest of the side, saying that Mickelson especially needed to own up after a string of losses for the United States team during a time he has been with the squad.

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