Despite reports to the contrary, Scott McCarron would like to clear up his thoughts on Phil Mickelson: He never called his fellow player a “cheater.”
In a statement released Monday, McCarron discussed his original comments to the San Francisco Chronicle regarding Mickelson and other players using Ping-Eye 2 clubs that have grooves which no longer conform to USGA and PGA Tour standards, but are still considered legal because they were grandfathered in two decades ago.
“I responded, ‘It’s cheating and I am appalled Phil has put it in play,'” McCarron stated. “I never called Phil Mickelson a cheater. That being said, I want my fans, sponsors, and most importantly, my fellow players, to know that I will not be silenced and I will continue my efforts to get the groove issue resolved.”
So, if you’re keeping score, McCarron didn’t call Lefty a cheater. He said that what Lefty is doing is cheating.
By the way, I want it understood that if, in the future, I say that someone here is fucking pigs, that does not mean I’m calling you a pigfucker. Big difference.