As we briefly mentioned this morning, KPMG Poster Boy Phil Mickelson is only about 90% for this week's PGA Championship because he's been suffering from psoriatic arthritis for the last two months. While this may have hampered his game in the last couple of tournaments, there's been a far more serious development. Phil has gone vegetarian. We can only imagine what kind of frenzy this development this has sent the KPMG Phil-handlers into. There's no doubt in our minds that Omaha Steaks are the go to "FTW Phil!" gift that he receives before after every tournament he wins. But now what? This veggie thing is serious.
"I know this is crazy," he said Tuesday. "For the last two months now, I've been a vegetarian. Can you believe that?" This puts Mickelson in an awkward position. Not only is he a connoisseur of all things beef, but he is part of an ownership group that has purchased the rights for Five Guys burger and fries franchises in Orange County, Calif. "The real test is driving by a Five Guys and not stopping," he said. "I don't know if I can do that yet, but we'll see."
Since it's only been a couple of months, we doubt that Phil has gotten over the meat sweats yet but if he happens to pull out a victory in this last major, you can expect the big guy will be dumping those Five Guys franchises ASAP.
Mickelson a Strait shooter [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]