The U.S. Ryder Cup had a closest-to-the-pin-contest during their visit to Gillette Stadium on Friday. Phil Mickelson won, which isn't shocking, but the lefty did do it right-handed...

Then he trolled his teammates...

“Honestly, it’s just not that hard to play golf right-handed,” Mickelson said Thursday, smile on his face and tongue firmly in cheek. “I think the real challenge and enjoyment I get is from trying to play the game left-handed.”

This was peak Phil, a world-class needler doing some world-class needling.

“Hitting a wedge is not that hard, righty or lefty,” he continued, still smiling. “It’s when I get to the longer stuff, like driver, I have a hard time righty. Of course, I have a hard time hitting driver lefty, too. But hitting wedges has always been pretty easy.”

Laying it on extra thick, Mickelson insisted he didn’t want to rub in this victory to his teammates.

“I wouldn’t want them to feel bad. As a guy who knows how sensitive these players can be, I didn’t want to overemphasize my victory last night. It didn’t go unnoticed, but I didn’t need to harp on it. I didn’t need to make a big deal of it. They’re just a little touchy about that kind of stuff.”
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He is actually right handed, just plays golf left handed.
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How much money was riding on that?
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