A recent piece by Golf World's John Hawkins (coupled with Phil Mickelson's performance in the 4 majors) has me wondering if it's time for the world #2 to cut ties with Dave Pelz before he loses complete control over his game. In Hawkins' words, Pelz "has some strange control over Mickelson's psyche, an ability to push his buttons without noticing the destructive consequences." How can Pelz not notice it?
Phil has always been a wonky guy when it comes to equipment, but with Pelz and his obsession with statistics, it seems Mickelson has only slipped further away from the feel player that made him so magical over his career. Among Phil's nutty moments in 2008: no driver at the U.S. Open... claiming the insert on his putter is too soft because he changed to a softer ball... even saying that he is an inch taller than he was two years ago.
Pelz must be stopped before Phil, like Vader, completely succumbs to mechanics.