Mickelson, Watson: It’s not over yet
NEWPORT, Wales — Phil Mickelson lost his fourballs match with Rickie Fowler on Sunday for his third loss in three matches at the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, and his 17th Ryder loss in eight appearances.
That surpassed Raymond Floyd for the most losses all-time by an American, but Mickelson wasn't giving up in the face of the U.S. team's daunting 9.5-6.5 deficit heading into Monday's singles matches.
"We have a team that's playing some pretty good golf, and nobody in this group is playing poorly," he said. "We just haven't played well enough yet to win our matches. I think tomorrow's singles is going to come down to one of the last few matches. I think we're going to be able to make up some ground early."
The 1999 U.S. Ryder Cup team staged the biggest comeback in history, rallying from a 10-6 at the Country Club in Brookline, Mass.
Mickelson, who is 3-4-0 in Ryder Cup singles, will face Sweden's Peter Hanson in the third to last match.
"It's possible," said Bubba Watson, who with partner Jeff Overton lost to Hanson and Miguel Angel Jimenez on Sunday to fall to 1-2-0 this week. Watson will face Jimenez in singles.
"It's doable," the long-hitting American said. "A lot of us are playing great but just not winning."