Brandel Chamblee is known for his trash talk against professional golfers and now he has turned his big ass head towards Phil Mickelson.
Earlier this week, Chamblee threw Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods under the bus for the American’s loss of past Ryder Cup’s. He debates with David Duval, former World No. 1, about whether bad leadership or execution is the platform for failure.
This debate is embarrassing to watch because there is just no talking to Chamblee. How can he even begin to argue his views against someone who has been in the position of these players? His trash talk holds no merit and yet he sits on his Golf Channel throne like the egotistical prick he is.
I love when Duval sarcastically says, “You’re never wrong, I understand that.”
The fact is that Chamblee used that time to pick on the leadership skills of Mickelson and Woods. Specifically focusing on their 2004 Ryder Cup experience, where they were paired together twice.
During the Ryder Cup press conference, Phil was prepared to comment on what had been said and discusses what actually went on and how there is a lot more that goes into the preparation of a team than leadership alone.
“You play how you prepare. And in major championships, when we win or play well in majors, it’s because we prepared properly for those events. And that allowed to us bring out our best golf. And in a Ryder Cup, you have to prepare properly for the event. In 2004, Tiger and I were paired together and we ended up not playing well. Was that the problem? I mean, maybe. But we were told two days before that we were playing together. And that gave us no time to work together and prepare.”
“I’m not trying to … knock anybody here, because I actually loved how decisive Captain [Hal] Sutton was. I feel like that’s a sign of great leadership to be decisive. Had we had time to prepare, I think we would have made it work and could have had some success. But that’s an example of starting with the captain, that put us in a position to fail and we failed monumentally, absolutely. But to say, well, you just need to play better; that is so misinformed because you will play how you prepare,” explained Mickelson.
What Chamblee needs to understand, that Mickelson is trying to explain, is that the foundation of the team starts with the captain. Setting the stage for these players to play their best and prepare them to do so.
Although you can’t only blame the captain, execution is effected by that preparation. But Chamblee is remarking on the leadership of Phil and Tiger, where in this instance it was not completely their fault.
“I’ve had to be accountable for that decision 12 years ago. Even a month ago, I hear there’s an analyst on the Golf Channel that accuses me of being a non-team player for having to go out and work on an isolated hole away from the team, away from my preparation.”
In 2004, Phil and Tiger could not take their player roles to that next level because of bad leadership from their captain, no matter what their ranking at the time was. Phil has said that he believes Davis Love III has taken the proper preparations to make this team successful, which is comforting to hear.
Chamblee is a fool that needs to learn his place.
If anyone knows of a GoFundMe account aimed at buying out Brandel Chamblee’s contract, please let me know.
— Bruce Dowell (@BruceDowellgolf) September 28, 2016