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Hey, somebody has to fetch the croissants
Now that we see that U.S. captain Jim Furyk benched Phil Mickelson for Saturday’s Ryder Cup matches, why exactly was Mickelson selected for the team?

This perception of locker-room chemistry being so important belies the fact that golf is not a team game. Perform on the course, and pick the best players who are playing well.

Gary Cohen
Great Neck, N.Y.

It’s shaping up to be Furyk’s fault
Why on earth would U.S. captain Jim Furyk put out Phil Mickelson for foursomes on Friday instead of four-balls and put him with Bryson DeChambeau, as well? It means that Mickelson has to hit nine tee shots and they have to use his shot, instead of four-balls, in which at least he might make a few birdies, and his partner might be able to pick him up on his bad holes.

It makes no sense.

If the U.S. loses, I would blame Furyk.

Tom Splayt
Tinley Park, Ill.

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