Noted course designer Rees Jones is not above the Mickelson rant, that's for sure. Lefty has been vocal in his complaints about Jones' various setups across the nation, many times leading with a compliment before dropping in a bit of a dagger on Jones' redesigns. Regarding his redesign of Atlanta Athletic Club, Mickelson said, "Modern architecture, there are some great ones, but the guy that redid this one—you know, it’s great for the championship, but it’s not great for the membership.”
Phil pulled a similar tactic when referencing Congressional Country Club, the site of the 2011 U.S. Open, another Jones redesign. Mickelson said the 18th hole was "the epitome of a great golf hole,” but the 10th was “the complete opposite." Rest assured, Phil isn't a fan of Jones' course curriculum.