Phil Mickelson once had an interesting way of preparing himself for the Ryder Cup

Fans know Phil Mickelson for his unconventional training techniques. But his pre-match Ryder Cup preparations included more than one club. The 6-time Grand Slam winner is seen at a sniper shooting range before the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris.

One of the captain’s picks for the event, the 2018 Ryder Cup, was eventful for Mickelson. It was the first Ryder Cup tournament to be held on the European continent since the turn of the millennium. Team Europe was the defending champion. They’ve been considered favorites to win it again, considering their land advantage and strong play roster.


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Phil Mickelson makes his way to the Ryder Cup

Before the proceedings began in Paris, Mickelson kicked off his preparations with some major news. Fan saw him attempt a successful high kick on a popular CBS drama star, which made him headline news.

But the act highlighted the 48-year-old golfer’s stunning physical condition and later showed his mental aptitudes on the range, not just a golfer.

Mickelson was seen shooting a sniper in an unknown location. He seemed happy and highlighted the importance of mental preparation in the comments to his message. you read, “How does today’s long-range sniper shooting prepare me for the Ryder Cup? Meditation, controlling my thoughts, breathing, heart rate, and connecting with purpose is critical to both! “

AUGUSTA, GA – NOVEMBER 9: Phil Mickelson of the United States plays his shot from a 10th tee during a practice round before the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on November 09, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jimmy Squire/Getty Images)

Lefty then described the distance between him and the target as well as the climatic conditions. “1250 yards, slight crosswind,” He said before taking a deep breath. Then he took a few seconds to take the cocking and pulled the trigger. While the camera didn’t turn on his goal, Mickelson seemed happy about his shot, expressing his delight with a classic. “nailed it”.


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Did Mickelson’s preparations help in the Ryder Cup?

After being on the bench all day, Mickelson faced terrible fallout with then-team USA captain, Jim Furyk. He scored 0 points for the team and was crushed by Italian golfer Francesco Molinari 4 & 2 in singles matches.


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He’s set some records to boot – Mickelson has surpassed Sir Nick Faldo in most appearances in the Ryder Cup (12). While he was vice-captain in the postponed 2021 edition, Mickelson did not choose his club to hit the range, signaling the possible end of the long-running Ryder Cup legend.

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