As Rory McIlroy Threatens His $96M Record, Phil Mickelson Doubles Down on a Crucial Career Decision

As Rory McIlroy Threatens His $96M Record, Phil Mickelson Doubles Down on a Crucial Career Decision

Phil Mickelson is riding the golf cart to his retirement. So, what’s next for him? His post-retirement plans ought to be interesting because he has already snubbed broadcasting as a choice. Well, the golfer just revealed his plans: Pros vs. Schmos. Michelson took to X to share a taste of what fans can expect after he appeared to be shooting for its first episode.

Here’s a taste of what’s coming soon in Pros vs Schmos. It’s 2 Pros Vs 2 Schmos. You will see good golf, a heavy dose of bad golf plus some instruction and an abundance of banter. The quality can be better but it’ll improve. It’s my first one,” he wrote on X. He also posted a video. In the 14-second clip, ‘Lefty’ joked, “I feel like we’re in the episode of Seinfeld, the Bizarro world.”

The 53-year-old was referring to the third episode from season 8 of Seinfeld, where George Costanza and Cosmo Kramer meet their doppelgangers but they are the total opposite of each other. 

His friend and LIV Golf colleague, Brendan Steele, who was featured in the video, replied, “Yeah, up is down, down is up. You say goodbye when you arrive, hello when you leave.” Mickelson was thoroughly perplexed by Steele’s response as both laughed. Mickelson replied, “What? That’s what I feel is happening.” Well, Mickelson’s goodbye to Golf will be his ‘hello’ to a new career on YouTube. 

Phil Mickelson earlier clarified that he would be very interested in playing 9-hole matches, with insightful commentaries along the way. That response came after one fan floated the idea of Mickelson moving to broadcasting. The 45-time PGA Tour winner replied, “However, just cuz someone CAN do something doesn’t mean they SHOULD do it. Instead of commentating, I’m going to shoot some Pros vs Schmos 9 hole matches. I’ll share insights throughout as well as talk a little smack.”
The lack of OWGR points has also pushed Mickelson outside of the top 100 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The six-time Major winner was 80th last May and now he is 160th. On top of that, Rory McIlroy is closing the gap on the PGA Tour money list.

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