Phil Mickelson calumny in GQ: Print sales lagging, huh?
If you want to read the GQ article, I’ll give you a link at the end. In the meantime, Let’s remember who is calling whom what. Professional golfers are not noted for their selflessness. Nor for that matter are professional athletes. Gandhi wasn’t a pro, but he was a heck of a man … same goes for Mother Theresa, except she was a woman. People who dedicate themselves to singular pursuits are bound to anger many, especially those who have the same pursuits.
I do love the nickname FIGJAM (read about it in the article.) I know quite a few FIGJAMs in my world … heck, I might even be one. However, the ultimate publicity stunt crap about Phil and his family is so lame, it borders on calumny. As hard a time as Phil and the family had with their most recent pregnancy and birth, you would think that people might lay off.
My guess is that the magazine wanted a golfer to write about, and if he/she was someone famous, so much the better. They got Phil, and rode that horse to the finish line. I can’t speak for the fisherman or the NASCAR dude, but Phil got a raw deal.
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As for two faced, if he really was that bad a guy, why would he take so much time signing autographs every day and also contribute significantly to various charities, not just with money but with his own time?