In response to a brand new memoir, golfer Phil Mickelson has allegedly wager over $1bn on sports activities and misplaced $100m. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
A memoir has revealed new particulars concerning the suffocating playing habit suffered by professional golfer Phil Mickelson.
Mickelson risked over $1bn and misplaced almost $100m
In response to Gambler: Secrets and techniques from a Life at Threat by Billy Walters, from 2010-2014, Mickelson risked over $1bn and misplaced almost $100m whereas playing on sports activities. He averaged 9 bets per day in 2011, wager $110,000 to win $100,000 a complete of 1,115 occasions and wager $220,000 to win $200,000 858 occasions. These wagers alone quantity to over $311m in stakes.
Mickelson’s lavish and protracted betting conduct didn’t cease there. On June 22, 2011, he positioned 43 bets on MLB video games – a day when there have been 15 video games, which means he wager a mean of almost 3 times on each sport. That fateful day resulted in $143,500 in losses for the 45-time PGA Tour champion.
Mickelson even referred to as Walters in 2012 and requested him to wager $400,000 on the American workforce to win the Ryder Cup on his behalf. That’s straight towards the foundations of not solely golf however virtually all skilled sports activities. Walters finally declined and scolded Mickelson.
Walters is taken into account essentially the most profitable American gambler ever. His claims within the ebook, which comes out on August 23, are from “two very dependable sources” and a group of betting data.
“The one different particular person I do know who surpassed that form of quantity is me,” Walters stated within the ebook.
Mickelson’s playing habit has been documented up to now. In 2015, $3m was discovered to have been transferred from Mickelson to an middleman of an unlawful playing ring. In a 2022 interview with Sports activities Illustrated, he referred to as his playing conduct “reckless” and “embarrassing” and stated he had an “habit.”
Mickelson stated in June by way of social media that he hadn’t gambled in years.