Mickelson: Inexperience doesn't matter in major championships

Mickelson: Inexperience doesn’t matter in major championships

The rash of first-time major winners dating back to 2010 shows inexperience on the game's biggest stages does not frighten perhaps like it once did.

Four-time major winner Phil Mickelson confirmed Tuesday what the results show.

“I think experience in major championships is overrated,” Mickelson said, according to PGATour.com.

Mickelson is the last player to win a major before this run of rookies when he took the 2010 Masters.

“It's not anywhere near as important as playing golf at a high level, no matter what your age or experience level,” he added. “Whoever is playing the best golf is typically going to compete and win the majors, regardless of experience.”