Report: Phil Mickelson Angling For TV Golf Gig

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Phil Mickelson appears with CBS' Amanda Balionis following his final round at the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational on Aug 5, 2018 at the Firestone CC South Course in Akron, Ohio. (Screengrab Youtube)

According to a report on the website Front Office Sports, Phil Mickelson is angling to land a gig as a TV golf analyst.

“With his PGA Tour playing career winding down, Mickelson’s representatives have started exploratory talks with interested networks,” wrote Michael McCarthy at FrontOfficeSports.com.

The report cited a quote from Steve Loy, Mickelson’s longtime business partner: “Absolutely, we’re always in discussions about Phil’s future. It wouldn’t surprise me if in the next 12 to 24 months you might see more of Phil on the air.”

The 50-year-old superstar, who has claimed two victories on the Champions Tour, had hoped to remain competitive on the regular tour into his 50s, but has seen his fortunes fade following his last victory (Pebble Beach) at the age of 49 in 2019. Since claiming Tour title No. 44 at Pebble Beach, Mickelson has teed it up 41 times yet has posted just two top 10s alongside 16 missed cuts, while falling from 17th in the world rankings to No. 89.

According to one unnamed TV personality: “He’d be the Tony Romo of golf. This is a no-brainer.”

Read the full story at FrontOfficeSports.com


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