Phil Mickelson could see some details he would prefer to remain largely unknown exposed in a new book that’s set to drop later this month.
Biographer Alan Shipnuck has referenced businessman and sports punter Billy Walters’ biography in which he’s made note of some embarrassing exploits Mickelson is responsible for.
Shipnuck took to Twitter to reveal that the book has two chapters devoted to Mickelson, a former friend, which contain some damning receipts.
“I have read Billy Walters’s autobiography GAMBLER. Can’t say anything specific (yet!) since I had to sign an NDA but he’s quite a character and it’s a wild read,” he wrote. “Walters devotes 2 chapters to his ex-friend Mickelson. He has all the receipts on Phil’s sports betting and HOLY S–T!”
Shipnuck has written about Mickelson’s gambling habits himself in a book on the golfing icon that was released last year. In it, he disclosed particulars regarding the Security Exchange Commission accusing Mickelson of using information from Walters to rake in close to seven figures on the stock market in 2016. Mickelson subsequently used the returns to pay gambling debts owed to Walters.
“At the time, the extent of Mickelson’s debts were unknown, but reporting in the biography — attributed to a source with access to the SEC’s documents — revealed that in one four-year stretch, from 2010-14, Mickelson’s losses totaled more than $40 million, or roughly the equivalent of his estimated annual income during that period,” Golf.com reported.
The bio, titled “Gambler: Secrets From A Life At Risk,” launches in two weeks.
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