Phil Mickelson talks his ‘reckless and embarrassing’ gambling

Phil Mickelson has opened up about his “reckless and embarrassing” gambling habits, which he says he has kicked.

As The Post’s Mark Cannizzaro first reported, Mickelson signed as much as play within the Saudi-backed LIV Golf sequence, which launches this week in a match exterior London. The deal is price $200 million, based on Golf Channel.

Mickelson did an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig, who requested him if he made this transfer resulting from “financial difficulties.”

“My gambling got to a point of being reckless and embarrassing. I had to address it. And I’ve been addressing it for a number of years. And for hundreds of hours of therapy. I feel good where I’m at there. My family and I are and have been financially secure for some time,” Mickelson answered.

Phil Mickelson opened up about his
Phil Mickelson opened up about his “reckless and embarrassing” gambling habits, which he says he has kicked.
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“Gambling has been a part of my life ever since I can bear in mind. But a few decade in the past is once I would say it turned reckless. It’s embarrassing. I don’t like that folks know. The reality is I’ve been coping with it for a while. Amy has been very supportive of it and with me and the method. We’re at a spot after a few years the place I really feel snug with the place that’s. It isn’t a menace to me or my monetary safety. It was simply numerous poor selections.’’

Harig adopted up with Mickelson, asking him if this implies he’s stopped gambling on golf apply rounds. In a roundabout manner, Mickelson answered that he has not.

“On the golf course, it’s creating competition,” Mickelson mentioned. “But it’s the nervousness, the opposite issues that come throughout with gambling off the course and dependancy off the course that I actually wanted to deal with.’’

Mickelson’s biographer, Alan Shipnuck, reported that the golfer lost a staggering $40 million in a four-year stretch between 2010 and 2014.

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