Legendary golfer Phil Mickelson has opened up more about his gambling addiction in a new interview with Sports Illustrated.
According to reports, Mickelson lost about $40 million gambling over the course of just about five years. The losses came from 2010 to 2014.
Mickelson: “Gambling has been a part of my life since I can remember” He said. “But about a decade ago when I would say he’s getting reckless. It’s embarrassing. I don’t like people to know. The truth is I’ve been dealing with it for quite some time. Amy has been very supportive of her and her and the process. We are in a place after many years where I feel comfortable. With that in place. It’s not a threat to me or my financial security. It was just a number of bad decisions.”
Mickelson’s comments come as he is ready to return to the golf course this week, with fiber Invitational golf event in London.
The 51-year-old indicated that he joined fiber Golf, the controversial project backed by the murderous Saudi Arabian government, is linked to his financial troubles.
Months ago, Mickelson was Openness about human rights violations of his new business partner, but eventually said he could get through it. Soon his sponsors deserted him.
The extent of his gambling losses were reportedly exposed through a federal insider trading investigation, which sent sports bettor Billy Walters to prison.
Mickelson has not been charged.
On Monday, Mickelson released a statement explaining his move to join fiber golf.
– Phil Mickelson 6 June 2022