The Phil Mickelson Overblown Outrage
Phil Mickelson is one of the more popular golfers on tour. He will be remembered as being the ‘common’ guy of golf, but it’s a laughable thing to say the least (That’s a story for another time, folks). Mickelson committed an odd move on 13 yesterday with a quick putt that resulted in a two-stroke penalty. The game of golf freaked the fuck out. The golf writers were outraged that Mickelson would do such a thing. Andy North called a travesty or something like that. People wanted him to withdraw from the tournament like it fucking matters with him way behind in the tournament.
Phil Mickelson just pulled a Daly – putted a moving golf ball and left Fox announcers speechless pic.twitter.com/5kVxt8AnDq
— Born Salty (@cjzero) June 16, 2018
Mickelson did something dumb while playing his sports. That happens to great ones all the time. Everyone makes a mistake when they’re playing the sport. It’s not like he did a sin out there. The golf writers and analysts acted like Lefty took a shit in the 13th hole. It’s absolutely ridiculous. A part of the reason why people find golf a ‘stuffy old white guy sport’ are things like this one. People freak out over the most nuanced stuff. The overreactions are just unbelievable.
He’s playing well on the course to start the day with being three under through nine.