Posted August 25, 2014

Phil Mickelson Loses $20 in Wager with Fan at The Barclays

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A fan is $20 richer thanks to winning  a bet with Phil Mickelson at The Barclays. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A fan is $20 richer thanks to winning a bet with Phil Mickelson at The Barclays. (AP/Mel Evans)

For a spectator looking for added entertainment, Phil Mickelson has always been a sure bet.

It’s a reputation Lefty burnished further this weekend at The Barclays, when he lost a $20 wager to a fan.

On his way to missing the third-round secondary cut, Mickelson left his tee shot on the par-four 18th in the rough.

Not much left to play for?

Think again.

Never afraid to gamble, Mickelson ramped up the interest by turning a challenge from a fan in his gallery into a bet that he’d make birdie.

“Just $20,” Mickelson said after his round. “I gave him 4-to-1 odds. I would have made $5 if I made birdie. A par was a push. Bogey, I lost. Birdie, I would have won.”

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After missing the green with his approach, which put birdie pretty much out of the equation, Mickelson made good on his losses. He turned and paid the spectator on the spot.

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14 comments
nygiants56
nygiants56

This guy is the best. Saw him at the Deutsche Bank last weekend. Guy was besieged with good wishes every hole.  He consistently tipped his hat, made eye contact with fans, smiled, said thanks... Even coming off a double bogey one hole, guy smiled and waved.  Unreal.  True gentleman.

dainalmiller7
dainalmiller7

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Nasdaq40
Nasdaq40

The number of great Phil stories just goes on and on and on.  What a GREAT guy and what a GREAT poster boy for our beloved sport ON and OFF the course!!!

Boyd Linda Peterson
Boyd Linda Peterson

Great golfer, great guy, we love you Phil!..............................

Heather Rogers
Heather Rogers

I think he may get fined for that but we will never know.

Steven Miller
Steven Miller

Phil Mickelson betting?! Surely not..........

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