Roughly Speaking podcast: Halloween special: Best of horror movie music (episode 168)

Henrik Stenson

Mickelson closing in on some Ryder Cup records

Phil Mickelson was such a strong figure in the Ryder Cup with his voice that it can be easy to overlook his contributions on the course.

He was the catalyst for change when the Americans lost in Scotland two years ago. He was part of the Ryder Cup Task Force, and he remains on the committee. To listen to the players, Mickelson was the most motivational speaker in the team room.

As for his play?

"I've had a lot of fun this week," Mickelson said. "More fun than you can ever imagine."

Mickelson made 10 birdies in his halve with Sergio Garcia, giving him a 2-1-1 record, his third straight Ryder Cup with a winning record. Lefty already holds...