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Re: Mickleson gambling at Augusta?
However, I do believe that is mostly in his past, as his wife basically lowered the boom on him -- basically telling him that he was setting a terrible example for his children and that he needed to stop.
Re: Mickleson gambling at Augusta?The story is likely a hoax, but Phil is a well known gambler, both on the course and off. He did win a huge bet on the SuperBowl and the number that was circulated about his Vegas losses was closer to 7 figures. There was also talk that Amy likes to bet as well so the fact that she dropped the hammer might not be the case.
It was widely believed that one of the reasons he switched to Callaway so abruptly was that Ely paid off his tab for him but required that he switch immediately. It had to be clubs and ball now or no deal. The switch took place right before the Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills in 04 and got Callaway a ton of free publicity.
You've won the "Thread Bump of the Week Award!"
(The last post in this thread prior to yours was from over six years ago.)
BTW, I think the difference is by betting on yourself to win, that's cool. Pete Rose supposedly never bet on his team, and had he, betting on his team to win would not be bad, either. It may violate an MLB rule, but I don't think many people would care that he bet on his team to WIN.
Betting on yourself or your team to LOSE is another matter altogether, because as a manager (or a player in an individual sport), you can pretty much guarantee that you'll win those bets, and that's dirty, scum-level stuff there.
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