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Mickelson says he will try to act better on golf course


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13 Jul 2018, 00:16 IST

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GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson needs he may take again the instant when he swatted a transferring golf ball on the U.S. Open.

“But there’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson mentioned on Thursday on the Scottish Open.

In his maximum intensive feedback since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson mentioned no matter backlash he receives from avid gamers and the general public used to be his personal doing.

Mickelson used to be sliding a ways out of rivalry within the 3rd spherical of the U.S. Open when he chased after a bogey putt on the 13th hollow and hit it again towards the opening to stay it rolling off the entrance of the golf green. He used to be assessed a two-shot penalty amid complaint that he will have to had been disqualified for one of these willful violation.

In his subsequent event, Mickelson tamped down tall grass simply past the tee field at The Greenbrier to play a low iron shot, after which instantly learned it would had been a contravention. He summoned a laws legit, informed him what came about and used to be penalized.

“It’s not been my best month,” Mickelson mentioned.

Mickelson has apologized in the past for the U.S. Open blunder, sending out a observation the next week and talking about it throughout a corporate-sponsored match in Chicago for the Women’s PGA Championship.

“It’s much easier for me to deal with it because it was my own fault,” Mickelson mentioned. “You have to be accountable for yourself. I do a lot of dumb stuff.”

Mickelson performed the Ryder Cup course in Paris forward of the Scottish Open, and he went over to Carnoustie this week to get started making ready for subsequent week’s British Open. He mentioned the enthusiasts at Carnoustie handled him neatly, and he wasn’t fearful about his reception coming off his U.S. Open habits.

“I wasn’t nervous. I didn’t know that I should be,” he mentioned. “Most people realize we all make mistakes. That was certainly one of them.”

Mickelson opened with an even-par 70 on the Scottish Open and used to be at risk of lacking the minimize.

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