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Comment from: RonMon [Visitor]
We'll do anything to sell digital papers. I disagree. Read my blog.
2006-02-03 @ 10:35
Comment from: JoAnne Lusk [Visitor]
To compare Phil with TO and Kobe Bryant is rediculous. Phil has a family and a solid career. No scandals mark his resume and the whole thing is rediculous. Please focus on things that really matter.
2006-02-03 @ 12:30
Comment from: Ford [Visitor]
The article was not comparing Phil to anybody it was simply saying that he's a jerk and generally disliked by many who know him if that puts him in unsavory company, too bad, he has only himself to blame.
2006-02-03 @ 13:27
Comment from: Jack Shoger, PGA Professional [Visitor]
I have to disagree with the idea that Phil rates with the worst. I've seen how he treats volunteers at events, and kids that attend those events. My take is that he's a great guy, and that the tour needs more like him. Nice shank on the part of GQ, and for you repeating the story!
2006-02-03 @ 13:34
Comment from: RonMon [Visitor]
The worst golfer is that guy from Dead Solid Perfect, you know, the one that looks like Don Johnson. He was a total prick. I'm glad he lost to the guy who looked like Randy Quaid.
2006-02-03 @ 14:48
Comment from: Under Par [Visitor]
You know, I don't know Mickelson personally, so I can;t say anything definitive in this regard. However, it would explain something.

I always wondered how Mickelson could be stupid enough to believe that Sorenstam would finish 20th at the Colonial, which was his prediction. If he's as unctuous, PC, image-conscious and phony as the article indicates, however, it explains the pronouncement.
2006-02-03 @ 22:18
Comment from: One-Putt [Visitor]
Phil, the only guy on the tour that uses Vitalis on a regular basis.
2006-02-04 @ 13:00
Comment from: Vision [Visitor]
Phil is definitely a phony. He reminds me so much of Don Johnson's character in Tin Cup...play the role in front of the camera, be the jerk off camera.
I knew when Tiger said that everyone on the tour knew how Phil was, a smart-a$$, that there was alot of merit to it. He plays the head knodding Eddie Haskell role in front of the cameras.
But to some people the image of their sports heros is more important than the substance.
2006-03-14 @ 15:21
Comment from: Bill Hutchison [Visitor]
I call his grin - "the shit eating grin."
2006-04-25 @ 15:37
Comment from: Joe Sparks [Visitor] Email
Has anyone heard the story about Phildo's argument with memebers over a bet that he supposedly told them he was just kidding. The club manager made him pay the members or not be allowed back at Agusta???
2008-04-14 @ 15:36
Comment from: Bobby [Visitor] Email
Phil Mickelson conducts himself with class on the course and represents his sport well. He acknowledges fans and from most accounts he treats tournament volunteers & others with courtesy. He provides people with an exciting brand of golf and I think most fans would agree he always gives it his all. Win or lose, he handles himself with grace. I'm yet to see him swear, throw a club, berate a spectator, curse a tournament official, or in any other way disrepect the game.

Compare him to a lot of others in major sports today and he looks pretty good.

He is a great ambassador for the game and I'm just not interested in this hear-say about his private life or how he's not really sincere. And whatever takes place in his private life is his own business and not ours.

He represents this great sport with honor and I don't think you can ask anymore than that.
2009-03-08 @ 04:18
Comment from: MOguy [Visitor] Email
I was on a flight several years ago seated next to a guy who works as a camera for the PGA tour. He told me quite bluntly that Phil is the biggest jerk on the tour, and no one who really knows him likes him one bit.
2009-04-13 @ 14:30
Comment from: rebel coach [Visitor] Email
Well looking at the list of comments it's easy to see a seperation of Tiger butt kissers and Phil haters. When my son was 10 we were at Harbourtown and just about to load the tram to go back to the car when he spotted Phil. He hollered Mr. Phil.. well phil was at the top of a large group of stairs and instead of waiting on my son to come to him, he came down and gave him his autograph.. What a asssssssss. I'm sure there are numerous accounts of Tiger doing the same...NOT. This rivalry is a media driven rivalry.. I'm not saying they love each other but I'd vitually say that either Tiger or Phil feel the need to spend time to have a sleep over with other players...They both have families..I haven't ever heard (other than the people above whose IQ wouldn't hit 10) say anything bad about Tiger or Phil. As for GQ wow imagine that putting Phil on the most hated while having a full page spread when Tiger was man of the year..Guess we know what camp they are in.
2009-04-21 @ 18:08
Comment from: Peter Williams [Visitor] Email
What does GQ know about sports. I have met Phil and seen him in many social and competitive situations. Stay with clothes you dopes.
2009-12-05 @ 15:01
Comment from: Lester Hinson [Visitor]
You have to know that Phil is doubled over and howling with laughter at Tiger now that Tiger's many adulterous affairs are out in the open.
2009-12-07 @ 06:46
Comment from: LUV U PHIL [Visitor] Email
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I can't believe that they would say stuff like this about Phil. He is so committed to his family and fans. He has always been a gentleman on and off the course. He's the only guy I know that always has a smile on his face and can really communicate with the fans. GEE - maybe he should be more like Tiger who CHEATS on his wife and really has the DOUBLE LIFE - Shame on you Tiger
2010-04-09 @ 20:06
Comment from: Susie [Visitor] Email
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His arrogant and egotisical. It doesnt matter that he has a family and seems to be a family guy. So does Tiger and he was exposed. Tiger is a damaged little boy. All this stuff started after his father died. I feel sorry for him BUT he still is 1000 times the golfer that Mickelson ever hope to be. Mickelson is a jerk and he proves it with that big dumb smile of his. I cant stand him.
2010-04-11 @ 15:03
Comment from: marcus [Visitor] Email
Susie, have you ever met Phil? You sure seem to have a hatred for him. You're in love with Tiger and his bad behavior... and you make excuses for him because his daddy died. And you make the RIDICULOUS statement that Tiger is 1000 times better than Phil. How did you figure that? Has he won 1000 times more tournaments? Does he use 1000 times less strokes? Does he hit the ball 1000 times further? Basically, Susie...you're an idiot. To say that Mickelson is a jerk and he proves that to be true because he smiles...it just shows who the real jerk is--you.
2010-04-12 @ 08:44
Comment from: Scott [Visitor] Email
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Hey Susie,

still hot over Phil getting you kicked out for having a big mouth? Tiger never was seen as the family guy Phil is...I have no hate on for Tiger, but A jerk is as a jerk does and vice-versa...Phil signs autographs for hours and Tiger "the Buddist" defaces the Christian religion...how many times did he use "God" or Jesus Christ" in a derogatory way at the masters last week after a promise of change at his press conference?
2010-04-12 @ 16:49
Comment from: Andrea [Visitor] Email
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Personal experience regarding Phil - my husband was an observer @ the 2010 ATT ProAm @ Pebble Beach this year. He walked the Saturday round with Phil's 4some and at the first tee when the observers were introduced to the players, Phil was the one person who didn't even say hello. He completely ignored the intro and walked away towards the cameras. I think the people who say he can be a real jerk are probably telling the truth. My husband walked the entire round and the other pro playing was very nice. Also, they ran into Johnny Miller who chatted with my husband and was very friendly! I think who a person is when there are no cameras is what you really get.
2010-06-19 @ 21:31
What are you sources for this article? You should include them somewhere.
2010-09-19 @ 17:19

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