By Gregory Crawford---TV, Radio and Print Golf Analyst----on twitter @wchoops @crawssportsbiz @kcsportsmgmt
Mickelson vs Watson---One of the many great things about being a United States citizen is we for the most part have freedom of speech. But those freedom of speech rules seem to change when it comes to sports.
Everyone is so careful not to step on toes in sports and basically not tell the truth sometimes when it comes to opponents, or other coaches or teams. We all want the truth in everything we do, but yet in sports we seem to get all over people when it comes to a competitor telling the truth.
To many people all of sudden Phil Mickelson is a villain because he got up in front of the world and told the truth about problems at the Ryder Cup. In fairness, Tom Watson I am sure told the truth about how he handled the team and his captaincy. If Watson told the team behind closed doors they stunk at times, he was absolutely correct. Mickelson was also correct in alluding to the fact Watson made some bad selections in who he chose to play on the first two days of the Ryder Cup.
Golf needs more people telling the truth, in every aspect, whether it be the condition of a course, the game is too slow, golfers on the professional level are too spoiled and the game has been horribly marketed.
Golf is the greatest game on earth, you can play it from age to 2 to 110 and have a great time doing so. Let's let the truth flow and it would make the game of golf even better.
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