Mickelson says he won’t play Detroit event again


Phil Mickelson entered the Rocket Mortgage Classic this week in Detroit for the first time in the event’s three-year history, but he said on Thursday it will be his last appearance.

Mickelson said he won’t return because of a story published this week by The Detroit News, which obtained federal court records from 2007, detailing how a Michigan-based bookie allegedly cheated Mickelson out of $500,000.

EDITOR’S PICKS

Sponsor invite Thompson atop suspended Rocket
9h
“It was so much effort for me to be here and to have that type of unnecessary attack,” Mickelson said. “Not like I care, it happened 20-something years ago, it’s just the lack of appreciation. Yeah, I don’t see that happening. I don’t see me coming back. Not that I don’t love the people here, they have been great, but not with that type of thing happening.”

Mickelson’s comments came one day after his attorney, Glenn Cohen, told ESPN’s Bob Harig he took issue with the newspaper’s report.

“I’m disappointed they would curiously pick this week to write an article about a bet that was made over 20 years ago and a jury trial that took place in 2007, where the guy who was convicted is dead and where the only purpose for this article is to embarrass Phil Mickelson,” Cohen told ESPN.

The 51-year-old Mickelson shot a 69 on Thursday, marking the sixth time he has been under par out of 11 rounds since he became the oldest major winner at the PGA Championship in May.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Got a story or tip for us? Email Sports Gossip editors at tips@sportsgossip.com 

Want More From Sports Gossip? 

For all the latest breaking Sports Gossip, be sure to follow SportsGossip.com on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

You can view the original article HERE.

Based on a True Story Cast and Release Date | Peacock
FBI Agents Raid Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump Says They Broke Into His Safe
After Posting A Photo Of Herself Sobbing In bedroom, Nicola Peltz Praises Her Followers For Their Encouragement
Abbi Jacobson Says Penny Marshall ‘Was Excited’ About A League of Their Own Reboot Before Her Death
SDCC 2022: Pandemic Edition #1 | Festivals & Awards
An Artistic, Soulful Adaptation of a Beloved Manga
Predator Fans Say Prey Should Have Been Released in Theaters: ‘We Were Robbed’
SDCC 2022: When Science Meets Geekdom
Stockard Channing and Elton John pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John – Music News
“The lyrics were written entirely by me”
Megan Thee Stallion makes guest appearance on P-Valley – Music News
BLACKPINK announce ‘Born Pink’ world tour
Source: Bears WR Harry’s left ankle injury severe
NFL wants refs to focus on illegal contact fouls
Why Adelaide Doesn’t Have an NRL Team
Things to Know About Sports Betting in Australia
Anne Heche Is in a Coma Following Car Crash
Ewan McGregor Reveals the Status of Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2
Stranger Things’ Joe Keery Joins Fargo Season 5
Miranda Cosgrove Reacts to Jennette McCurdy Speaking Out Against iCarly Creator
Best Travel Dresses to Wear on Trips or Vacations
Daily News: Jacob Elordi Covers GQ, Another Kanye Controversy, The World Loses An Icon
J Lo Rocks a Plaid Tory Burch Bra and Skirt in Capri, Italy
Daily Media: Lori Harvey Signs With IMG Models/WME, And More Moves And Representations To Peruse