PGA Tour veteran golfer Phil Mickelson has turned to fasting to try and revive his season. He explained the transition on his Twitter account over the weekend.
Mickelson announced that he has lost 15 pounds during a six-day fast that includes water and a coffee blend. The next outing “lefty” will get to test out his new weight loss regime is during the British Open, beginning July 18. (RELATED: Phil Mickelson Admits Using College Admissions Company, Denies Any Wrong-Doing)
Here is Mickelson’s video explaining the diet:
Let’s get real for a minute. I haven’t been my best and I’m doing all I can to get it right. I’ll have more Phireside chats soon as well as a fun new series too. Until then, HIT ????’s pic.twitter.com/QrqUpThEeV
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) July 14, 2019
Since winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February, Mickelson has struggled to find his way into the mix on Sunday, the final scheduled day of golf tournaments. In the three majors so far this year — The Masters, the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship — Mickelson finished 18th, 51st and 71st, respectively, and was never in real contention for winning his first major since 2013, which happened to be the British Open.
The 49-year-old has been asked several times about whether retirement is on the horizon or not, but Mickelson continues to go out there and grind his way through these tournaments. It is about time he reaps the benefits at a major. The golf world will have their eyes focused on Phil’s game as he looks forward to playing at Royal Portrush.
Even after having a good track record in the tournament, Phil is still a longshot to win, currently sitting at +8000, according to BetOnline.ag.