In his upcoming autobiography, sports bettor Billy Walters accuses Phil Mickelson of trying to place bets on the 2012 Ryder Cup while being a part of the U.S. team.
At first, Mickelson chooses not to provide a comment, but later he refutes the claim in a statement given to Sports Illustrated.
Mickelson strongly denies any involvement in betting on the Ryder Cup, underlining his dedication to upholding the game's integrity.
He admits to having engaged in friendly wagers on the golf course in the past and talks about his previous struggle with gambling addiction.
Mickelson expresses regret, takes ownership of his actions, and talks about his commitment to therapy for overcoming his gambling issues and improving his overall well-being.
Walters' book, titled "Gambler: Secrets from a Life at Risk," which contains these assertions, is scheduled for release soon.
Walters alleges that Mickelson has wagered over a billion dollars on sports over the last thirty years, with losses amounting to nearly $100 million.
According to Walters, Mickelson's average was nine bets per day in 2011, often placing substantial bets with specific winning goals between 2010 and 2014.