READ: Phil Mickelson Gets Involved in Lengthy Scientific Twitter Feud and Finally Wins It

Published 10/07/2021, 1:09 PM EDT
September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; U.S. Team vice-captain Phil Mickelson waves to the fans along the eighth hole during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


There is a high chance that if there is a high-profile account, and it makes any tweet about golf, then it may be pounced upon by Phil Mickelson. Moreover, if anyone replies to Phil’s tweets with some salt, then he should be prepared to get a befitting reply. 

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However, even though Phil Mickelson is not the most active golfer on Twitter, he doesn’t back off from speaking his heart out. If he is not playing, then there is a significant chance that he might land up on your timeline. And that’s what happened on Tuesday as Phil got involved in a feud on Twitter.

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Phil Mickelson gets in a feud with a guy on Twitter

Recently, legendary golf instructor Peter Kostis made a tweet about swing training. He asked about the non-dominant swing training, where golfers practice the swing from their weaker side to improve normal swing. And approximately two hours after, this tweet caught Phil’s attention, and he replied. 

“Your body won’t accelerate faster than it can stop. Speeding up the opposite way strengthens the decelerating muscles in your normal swing. This will raise your body’s internal governor, allowing you to swing faster,” said Mickelson. 

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He continued further by giving an analogy. “A race car’s top speed has a lot to do with its breaking system (not its the ability to go fast in reverse) The human body’s ability to create speed is dependent on its ability to slow down and stop as well. Another way to think of it.”

However, here’s when the feud started. A third party entered the discussion and questioned Phil’s theory and scientific credentials. But Phil gave the evidence and named the studies that were conducted on this topic and said, “I tend to only spew facts.”

And the man replied that the biomechanics part might be true, but the race car thing was nonsense. To which the 51-year-old gave a befitting reply and ended this conversation. However, after all this, a well-known golf biomechanist came in and made a tweet. He explained the same thing and made his point. 

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Meanwhile, it is still unclear what exactly we can learn from Phil’s explanation, but one thing is clear that Phil Mickelson is a supporter of the non-dominant swing training. 

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What did you think of the whole Twitter debate? Let us know.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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