Mickelson’s unauthorized biography by James Andrew Lewis was published in October of 2018. The book, “Phil Mickelson: From the Rough” has been on the New York Times Best Seller list since last week and comes with a scathing critique of PhilMickelson at every turn.
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Golfer Phil Mickelson is in serious trouble after making inflammatory remarks to Alan Shipnuck, the writer who is publishing an unauthorized biography on him. Mickelson’s sponsors have dropped him as a result of his remarks, and he’s taken a self-imposed vacation from the PGA Tour.
Shipnuck spoke on the Maggie and Perloff program this week to discuss his feelings on the golfer, why he made the remarks in the first place, and what makes him one of the world’s most interesting and infuriating sports.
Phil Mickelson has been the most outspoken American advocate for PGA players leaving the Tour and joining a Saudi-backed Super League.
The six-time major champion was so enthusiastic about the new (large money) league that he chose to speak candidly about it with golf writer Alan Shipnuck. Mickelson’s unofficial biography is being written by a longtime gold journalist.
The statements were then released on Shipnuck’s website, The Firepit Collective. Mickelson said to him,
They’re a terrifying mother****** to be around. We know they assassinated [Washington Post writer and U.S. resident Jamal] Khashoggi and have a dismal human rights record. People are executed for being homosexual in that country. Why would I ever contemplate it knowing all of this? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the way the PGA Tour works. Because we, the participants, had no redress, they were able to get away with manipulative, coercive, and strong-arm techniques.
Working with the Saudi Arabian government, according to Phil Mickelson
Mickelson’s views on the Saudi kingdom and the PGA Tour were not warmly received by practically everyone. Lefty is now bearing the brunt of the repercussions.
He apologized first, and now he’s taking a self-imposed hiatus from Tour. Shipnuck joined Maggie Gray to discuss why the legendary golfer would talk so openly to a reporter, as well as his overall opinions on Phil Mickelson the person.
Mickelson’s unofficial biographer expressed his opinions on the golfer.
Alan Shipnuck joined Maggie Gray on the Maggie and Perloff radio program after Phil Mickelson’s remarks gained national notice.
The golfer felt comfortable expressing his unedited ideas with someone creating a book about him, according to the unauthorized biography author:
Phil is a contrarian thinker who enjoys stirring the pot. And he enjoys being the focus of attention. But saying that to a reporter is a very other story. He’s always been a man who isn’t hesitant to use his position as a bully pulpit. He typically has a plan when he opens his lips… He assumed he was just being the brightest person in the room, as he always was. But this one has gotten away from him.
Phil Mickelson, according to Alan Shipnuck
“Oh, himself, plainly,” Shipnuck said when Gray asked who Mickelson’s “greatest adversary” in all of this is.
Shipnuck appreciated Lefty as a golfer and for his demeanor, but he wasn’t so kind when it came to Mickelson’s personality.
“He’s a great character in that; he’s not as brilliant as he thinks he is, but he is witty, irreverent, and a master trash-talker.” “And he isn’t scared to say what he thinks,” Shipnuck said. “But there’s another side to him, and he’s always getting in his own way, causing these squabbles and lighting himself on fire.”
While Mickelson has always bounced back from previous gaffes, this one seems different. He may not have lit himself on fire this time. He may have destroyed what was remained of his career.
Sponsorship for Lefty continues to dwindle.
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Following the revelation of Phil Mickelson’s statements to Alan Shipnuck, sponsors, including long-time ones, began to disassociate themselves from the golfer.
KPMG, a professional services business, was the first to fall. The firm and the athlete made a “mutual choice” to end their connection, and KPMG’s public relations division sent its “best wishes” to him.
Mickelson’s sponsorship woes were far from over. In the week after the remarks, Amstel Light and Workday both severed connections with Lefty, while Callaway Golf’s sponsorship relationship was “paused,” according to ESPN.
Losing these sponsorships, in addition to taking a vacation from professional golf, may have a significant impact on Mickelson’s bottom line. As of 2021, the golfer has a net worth of $400 million dollars. With these big partnerships coming to an end, or at the very least being put on hold, the golfer’s words will likely cost him millions.
With all of the drama around him at 51, it’s reasonable to wonder whether we’ve seen the last of Lefty as a PGA Tour mainstay.
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