New York Post columnist interviews Torrenzano on Mickelson Investigation, Reputation and Sponsorship Issues
Phil Mickelson’s money matches not loved by every Tour player
Phil Mickelson loves to needle his friends and fellow golfers — often through bets on the golf course, where he loves the casual practice-round action almost as much as he likes trying to win tournaments.
Now, in the wake of Monday’s ESPN report — which quoted sources saying nearly $3 million in laundered money was tied to alleged gambling money belonging to Mickelson — his penchant for gambling has put Mickelson’s name and reputation under a different light....
“For a guy with such a sensational record over many years, he needs to get as much information out as quickly as possible to protect his reputation and image,’’ Torrenzano said. “He’s a very aggressive player on the golf course, and he should be very aggressive in clarifying his position and making sure he doesn’t put a black spot on his stellar record.
“He’s got to clarify, and get as much information out as possible as quickly as possible. To sit silent at this point is not a good thing.’’
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