Phil Mickelson

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Phil's 50 and still competitive, just one more aspect of his all-time great career to admire.
     
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  3. Don Wassall

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    Going through the Mickelson thread just now and found this prediction made in 2008. Twelve years on and it looks pretty good. No blacks to speak of other than 44 year old one-quarter black Tiger and Harold Varner, while the women's tour is pretty much a Korean thing and every year more and more Asians, both American born and Asian born, make inroads on the PGA Tour. By 2028 the PGA Tour may well be a White-Asian tour. Can't say it bothers me either, Whites allying with Asians and White hispanics is a natural barrier to the BLM 1619 top-down Communist Revolution now taking place.
     
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    Two time PGA Tour winner Cameron Champ, 25 years old, is mixed. His grandfather is black and his father is biracial(black/white) mixed. He is also the second PGA Tour player to test positive for Covid-19.
     
  5. sport historian

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    I think it was 8-9 years after his emergence that Tiger Woods expressed "surprise" that there weren't more top golfers "who looked like me" on the tour.
     
  6. Carolina Speed

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    Congratulations to Phil Mickelson on his second PGA Championship at the age of 50. The US Open interestingly enough is being held in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, California on Fathers Day weekend in three weeks. San Diego is the home of Mickelson. I'm quite sure Mickelson is very familiar with Torrey Pines Golf Course. We've went from Jordan Spieth trying become the sixth man to win the career slam, to Phil Mickelson possibly becoming the sixth man to win the career slam at this years US Open. Mickelson has finished second or T2 in six US Opens. As usual I will be pulling hard for Spieth, followed by Mickelson. It would be truly fitting if Phil wins the career slam in his home town.
     
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    Congrats to Phil!
     
  8. Don Wassall

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    Phil is taking some heat for some (mostly accurate) comments he made about Saudi Arabia and is making the obligatory cringing apologies for it:

    Golfer Phil Mickelson has apologized for controversial comments he made about Saudi Arabia and a Saudi-backed upstart golf league that had hoped to lure star players away from the longtime golf establishment. In a statement posted to social media Tuesday, Mickelson wrote that he "used words I sincerely regret" in a recently published interview in which the six-time major winner described the Saudi regime as "scary motherf******" and brushed aside known human rights violations, including the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "It was reckless, I offended people, and I am deeply sorry for my choice of words," Mickelson wrote.

    Mickelson also said that his comments to Alan Shipnuck were supposedly off the record, which Shipnuck denies. Shipnuck is writing a biography about Mickelson. Seems like a strange choice for Mickelson to be cooperating with given the damage Shipnuck has now caused him. Reminds me a bit of how John Rocker thought he was speaking off the record to Jeff Pearlman of SI, when it turns out Pearlman gleefully published the comments, all but ending Rocker's MLB career.

    Phil is now taking time off the PGA Tour:

    Phil Mickelson apologizes for 'reckless' comments on Saudi Arabia-backed league, will take time off after losing first sponsor

    https://golfweek.usatoday.com/2022/02/22/phil-mickelson-saudi-arabia-mistakes-pga-tour-time-away/
     
  9. BeyondFedUp

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    After all the years of Phil having experience with the media, and he HAS to know who they are, I don't know how he could let his guard down and trust a single one of them.

    "Journalist"...Just look it up in the dictionary and look at the picture next to it. Oh wait...I guess not.
     
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    White athletes tend to be clueless in this regard and others. For example, when free agents, White athletes sometimes go to who offers the most money rather than who would give them more playing time and recognition.
     
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