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Thoughts Regarding Rooting Vs Phil Mickelson And Others

July 22, 2016

Last week someone other than Phil Mickelson won a final round duel in The British Open.

This intends no disrespect to the game of golf, though it is for the most part elitist, and certainly not to the British Open winner, Henrik Stenson, but my primary “concern” was that Mikkelson not win.

Admittedly I am contrarian by nature and actually never embraced Tiger Woods, but if Mickelson was the “golden boy”/anti Tiger Woods choice of a certain population, I was not going to like him either.

It “really hurt him” as he is rich beyond words and a skillful golfer. I think he had trouble recently but I know not what really happened.

Yet, I do know he had to pay money back and as with Joe Paterno and many others in sports and life, too numerous to name, my original feelings though fueled largely by being a natural contrarian, seem worth sticking to regarding Mickelson.

In fact, a much publicized athlete who constantly annoys me, Charles Barkley, did get it right concerning sports and heroes–you may find a few, but other fields, less lucrative ones are more likely to produce them.

Alas why not your parents, and most of all yourself?!!

 

Henrik Stenson of Sweden smiles during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf championship at the Royal Liverpool golf club, Hoylake, England, Wednesday July 16, 2014. The British Open Golf championship starts Thursday July 17. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Henrik Stenson of Sweden, pictured above, won the 2016 British Open

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