# Phil Mickelson

This week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
'It’s like a hurricane' – Phil Mickelson opens up on gambling addiction
The six-time major winner ‘crossed the line of moderation and into addiction’.
'It’s like a hurricane' – Phil Mickelson opens up on gambling addiction
The six-time major winner ‘crossed the line of moderation and into addiction’.
Last month
August 2023
McIlroy on Mickelson: 'At least he can bet on the Ryder Cup this year because he won't be part of it'
A new book claims Mickelson tried to place a $400,000 bet on the USA to win the 2012 Ryder Cup, of which he was a part.
Mickelson bets topped $1 billion, says former gambling associate
The American last year acknowledged he had struggled in the past, describing his betting as “reckless and embarrassing.”
This year
Couples happy to face 'nutbag' Mickelson and 'clown' Garcia after recent insults
Couples made the comments about the LIV Golf players last month.
Last year
'So, what’s your best Phil Mickelson story?'
Read an extract from ‘Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar.’
Mickelson says LIV 'not going away' as McIlroy fears 'irreparable' split
The conflict has gone beyond statements from players and is now in the legal sphere.
Mickelson: 'I firmly believe that I'm on the winning side of how things are going to evolve'
The American was speaking ahead of LIV’s first event in Saudi Arabia.
Mickelson and Poulter among 11 LIV players to file antitrust lawsuit against PGA
Bryson DeChambeau, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Pat Perez, Jason Kokrak and Peter Uihlein are also involved in the group.
'I'll go to my grave knowing that Phil never asked me to go off the record'
Alan Shipnuck on his new unauthorised biography of the golf star and the fallout stemming from a now-infamous interview.
Rory McIlroy: PGA players joining LIV ‘fracturing game more than it already is’
The Northern Irishman and Justin Thomas have emerged as the staunchest advocates of the PGA Tour.
Mickelson expresses sympathy to families of 9/11 victims after LIV criticism, as US Open looms
Meanwhile, the pairings for the tournament have been announced with Mickelson in a group alongside Shane Lowry.
Mickelson: I don’t condone human rights violations but LIV Golf is good for game
The American has signed up for the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Phil Mickelson insists ‘reckless’ gambling not behind decision to join LIV Golf
Meanwhile, it’s being reported that Tiger Woods turned down a ‘mind-blowingly enormous’ offer to join.
Phil Mickelson to play in first Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series event
The former world number one has been confirmed in the field for the new tour’s inaugural event in London this week.
‘He has his opinion, I have mine’ – Tiger Woods on Phil Mickelson controversy
‘It’s always disappointing when the defending champion is not here,’ he added.
Reigning champion Phil Mickelson withdraws from PGA Championship
The 51-year-old American left-hander became the oldest major winner in golf history last year.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson named among field for PGA Championship
Woods has not played since his final round at Augusta.
Biographer says Mickelson had $40mn in gambling losses in four years
Mickelson has not played since an uproar in February followed Alan Shipnuck’s publication of the player’s explosive remarks concerning the Saudi-backed LIV golf tour.
Phil Mickelson requests release from PGA Tour to play in first Saudi-backed event
Mickelson is also registered for the US PGA Championship.
Phil Mickelson removed from list of competitors for next month’s Masters
The three-time winner has been listed as a ‘past champion not playing’ on the tournament website.
Phil Mickelson regrets ‘reckless’ Saudi comments and hints at break from golf
Mickelson had said he was prepared to overlook Saudi Arabia’s human rights record to put pressure on the PGA Tour.
'Why would I even consider it? Because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' - Mickelson
The US star says he’s willing to get involved with the Saudi-backed golf Super League.
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Mickelson takes aim at 'stupid' directive to curb driving distances
Top-level tournaments will now be given the option of imposing a 46-inch limit on club length.
Mickelson turns 51 with Slam quest in focus at US Open
Mickelson became the oldest major champion last month with a shock victory at the PGA Championship.
Mickelson and Brady team up for charity golf match
The pair will face off against Bryson DeChambeau and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in July.
PGA chief apologises over crowd scenes that made players 'feel vulnerable'
Seth Waugh made the apology to Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka following the conclusion of the PGA Championship.
Harrington and Lowry post early clubhouse target at PGA Championship
Phil Mickelson holds a two-shot advantage as the leaders make the turn at Kiawah Island.
Phil Mickelson receives special exemption into US Open
The 50-year-old American left-hander has never won the event.
McIlroy struggles at Wells Fargo as focused Mickelson leads by two
Shane Lowry and Seamus Power, meanwhile, are both on level par.
Rory McIlroy ‘very much against’ breakaway golf circuit
Meanwhile, the European Tour told the PA news agency it opposed the plans ‘in the strongest possible terms’.
'He’ll win and complete the grand slam. He’s too great not to' - Mickelson on McIlroy
The 50-year-old is certain that the Northern Irishman will triumph at the Masters.
Magnificent Mickelson surges into lead at Travelers Championship
World number one Rory McIlroy is four shots off the top at the halfway stage.
'Some people ask: "Is Tiger a nice guy?" It’s not even a relevant question'
Michael Bambeger chats to The42 about his new book on the US golf star.
Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning win charity golf match for Covid-19 relief
The exhibition match, against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady, raised $20million.
Tiger-Phil TV golf battle with NFL stars to bring in $10 million for coronavirus relief efforts
“The Match: Champions for Charity” will be played at Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida,
Woods/Manning vs Mickelson/Brady? Athletes in talks over TV golf showdown next month
Two-v-two match would raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts.
Two eagles puts McIlroy in contention while Woods slips after bright start
American golfer Matt Kuchar is currently in the lead at the Genesis Invitational.
Mickelson rules out the possibility of a 'sympathy spot' at the US Open
The 49-year-old wants to earn his place at the June tournament instead of accepting a special exemption.
'There's a morality to it' - Rory McIlroy turns down multi-million-dollar Saudi tournament
The Holywood native says he has no interest in playing there next month.