Presidents Cup (golf)

Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup

Two days before the Ryder Cup, Phil Mickelson went back 12 years to drive home a point that the Americans are prepared to play their best golf.

And along the way, he disparaged yet another former captain.

This time, his target was Hal Sutton.

Mickelson was the catalyst for change at the last Ryder Cup when he publicly questioned Tom Watson's heavy-handed style — with Watson sitting at the same table — after another American loss at Gleneagles. That led to the PGA of America creating a task force allowing for player involvement.

"When you look back on what the difference is, when players are put in a position to succeed, more often than not they...