Phil Mickelson Lost $40 Million Gambling
Star golfer Phil Mickelson has lost upwards of $40 million while gambling.
U.S. government officials determined that Phil Mickelson lost more than $40 million by gambling over a four-year span, according to an excerpt from an upcoming book.
Alan Shipnuck, whose book "Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized!) Biography of Golf's Most Colorful Superstar" is set to be published on May 17.
The gambling allegations by Shipnuck appeared in an excerpt, published Thursday, from the upcoming book.
Rumors of Phil Mickelson’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. He had plenty of speed yesterday at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.
Mickelson has been out of golf since Shipnuck reported comments he made about the Saudi Arabian government and criticisms of the PGA Tour.
Mickelson called the PGA Tour a "dictatorship" and said the concerns for players at the top are different from those on the bottom of the "money list."
Mickelson has already received $30 million up front from LIV Golf, which would mean he would have to play in all eight events or return some of the money.