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post #19 of 100
Did you really join a golf forum just to run down Phil Mickelson?

Interesting...... b3_huh.gif

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post #20 of 100
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Originally Posted by tigergoat View Post

No one is in Mickelsons league. We all know this for on course betting on Tuesdays.

His high risk taking may finally catch up with him and make him a felon. My hope is this is all a bunch of nothing, but hanging out with Billy Walters shows exactly how deep Phil is in with gambling and how nonchalant he goes about it. This is not the role model I want for my kids and this is the last straw for me with Phil.

 



I hope you aren't pinning hopes for role models for your kids on athletes, or anybody else that you don't even know.
post #21 of 100
Lets all jump to conclusions and condemn him before any of the facts have even been released. Sounds fair to me. Not.
post #22 of 100
Is this thread for real? Geez.

If Phil gets busted for insider trading, the people who he screwed out of money get to be upset at him. His family and friends get to be upset at him. The sponsors who lose revenue because of him get to be upset at him. Any parent whose kid can't discern right from wrong because they offloaded their responsibilities onto Phil Mickelson doesn't get to be.
post #23 of 100
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Originally Posted by tigergoat View Post

This is not the role model I want for my kids and this is the last straw for me with Phil.

 

Why would you ever present someone you don’t know as an example for your kids?
The biggest influence on values comes from what the kids see from their parents.

post #24 of 100

@tigergoat do you think you can do us all a favor and go fall down somewhere? Thanks.

post #25 of 100

This is thread is a joke

post #26 of 100
This thread attempt is pretty laughable.
post #27 of 100
I'm sorry .; but what happened to Phil ? I kinda live under a rock
post #28 of 100
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I'm sorry .; but what happened to Phil ? I kinda live under a rock

SEC investigating Phil Mickelson for insider trading
started on 05/30/14 last post 06/12/14 at 2:29pm 62 replies 1627 views
post #29 of 100
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SEC investigating Phil Mickelson for insider trading
started on 05/30/14 last post 06/12/14 at 2:29pm 62 replies 1627 views

???? Khoda Hafiz Phil
post #30 of 100
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post

Is this thread for real? Geez.

If Phil gets busted for insider trading, the people who he screwed out of money get to be upset at him. His family and friends get to be upset at him. The sponsors who lose revenue because of him get to be upset at him. Any parent whose kid can't discern right from wrong because they offloaded their responsibilities onto Phil Mickelson doesn't get to be.

I don't know anything about insider trading, does it mean that you screw people out of their money like a ponzi scheme? I thought it just meant that you make money trading stocks before other people get info on them.
post #31 of 100
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

I don't know anything about insider trading, does it mean that you screw people out of their money like a ponzi scheme? I thought it just meant that you make money trading stocks before other people get info on them.

Well; let us say you get info the company is going under, you end up selling all of your shares to people who think they will make money but instead end up losing every penny.. To you! Ya, you just screwed them!
post #32 of 100
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You cannot be this nonchalant and irresponsible when kids are looking up to you.

 

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This is not the role model I want for my kids and this is the last straw for me with Phil

 

The person closest in age to being a "kid" who looks to Phil as a role model probably has a mortgage, a 2 year lease on a Hyundai, and $50,000 in student loan debt. No disrespect to Mr. Mickelson, but he's no spring chicken, is he? I remember being a teenager and watching him sitting next to Woosnam as the highest placed amateur the year Woosie won the Masters, and that's a helluva long time ago.

 

This isn't Rory or Rickie we're (or rather you're) talking about. It's a man who's a few years out from the Champion's Tour...

post #33 of 100

Listen here, Phil is great to kids, signs autographs for hours on end after every round. Sure he gambles and takes risks, and this whole insider trading issue is very conserning. But lets here the facts first and what is the result of the investigation first, before you start stating ludicrous things in the stupid thread you created.

 

Tiger doesn't like signing autographs, he bangs hookers in Vegas. Tiger is VERY VERY VERY cheap tightwade. He doesn't tip, if he does it very small amount at restaurants. After he finishes his meals, he walks away from the table, even though though people at the table are not done, he will walk out. Ya great role model Tiger is.

post #34 of 100
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Originally Posted by tigergoat View Post

All the gambling on the course is no example for our young kids. You cannot be this nonchalant and irresponsible when kids are looking up to you. He needs to seek some help for this gambling problem and the high he gets trying to make money. I really hope these allegations are not true, but let's be honest, we all know it's his nature to take risks like this. I think the guy is bad for the game and is possible felon to boot.

 

Virtually every pro gambles when they play.  To think otherwise is naive.  They always have a wager going during the practice rounds, and sometimes they have side bets going during the tournament rounds.  Professional golf was founded by players gambling.  Time to get off your high horse.

post #35 of 100
I also blame Phil for the new casinos going up in New York State, the popularity of Texas Hold-em, and Las Vegas. If Phil didn't gamble, none of these would have ever happened.
post #36 of 100
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Originally Posted by tigergoat View Post


Well, as far as I know Tiger isn't being investigated over insider trading which is a felony. Tiger may have done wrong but I didn't see the FBI talking to him in airports or after rounds.

Right. But cheating on your wife and making your kids (and other family members) go through the embarrassment is good and a good example for others to follow?

 

So, one has to be under investigation to be really bad...is that your threshold?

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