Phil Mickelson wishes he could take back the moment when he swatted a moving ball at the U.S. Open, drawing a two-stroke penalty and widespread criticism.
“There’s not much I can do about it now other than just try to … act a little better,” Mickelson said Thursday at the Scottish Open in Gullane.
In his most extensive comments since he purposely violated the Rules of Golf at Shinnecock Hills, Mickelson said whatever backlash he receives from players and the public was his doing.
“It’s much easier for me to deal with it because it was my own fault,” Mickelson said. “You have to be accountable for yourself. I do a lot of dumb stuff.