Phil Mickelson made nearly $50 million in 2013. According to Forbes, he was the seventh highest paid athlete in the world. Anyone who makes that kind of money can pretty much do whatever they want, right? Wrong. In fact, the second richest golfer in the world can’t even get any tee time he wants.
Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Mickelson, who is in North Carolina for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow this week, has been looking to sneak in a practice round at Pinehurst — the site of this year’s US Open. Believe it or not, he claims he has had no luck.
“I’ve tried to get down there three times now, and the course has been booked all three times,” Mickelson said. “So I don’t know when I’ll get down there.”
Imagine being the guy on the phone who has to say, “Sorry Mr. Mickelson, we’re all booked up for the next few days.” Granted, Mickelson is probably looking to get out by himself and take his time working on certain shots. That probably makes it more difficult for the course to find time for him.
The US Open is the only major tournament Mickelson has never won. He has finished in second place a whopping six times at the event, and a Grand Slam would really complete his career. Don’t the course managers know what’s at stake for Phil? Make some room for the guy!
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