Phil Mickelson is hoping that by dropping some extra kilos he’ll have the ability to shave some additional strokes off his golf sport.
However Mickelson, who was outspoken about his want to shed extra pounds and even fasted for six days after a bout of poor play, was fairly cagey when requested how a lot he had slimmed down when requested by Golfweek.
“I really feel like a chick in that regard. I don’t prefer to share,” Mickelson advised the publication forward of the beginning of the Shriners Hospitals for Kids Open.
Although the 49-year-old wouldn’t disclose how a lot bulge he’d misplaced, Golfweek estimates that he weighs underneath 200 kilos.
None of that misplaced weight has come from his calves.
“Finally all of us must be accountable for our personal well being, and I haven’t performed an ideal job of that all through my profession. I want I had performed higher. It’s not too late. I’m getting after it now,” he mentioned. “I’m going to proceed to make it a way of life change. I’m going to proceed to eat higher, eat much less, work out extra, simply keep dedicated to it. The load loss received’t be as drastic or fast, however I’d anticipate over the following one to 2 years I’d proceed to tick down a little bit bit.”
Hopefully as Mickelson’s weight ticks down his rating goes up as, now in his 29th season, he’s ranked No. 44 on the earth after lacking the reduce within the Safeway Open final week.
“I missed the reduce by two. It was so much nearer than it seemed,” he mentioned. “I performed the eight par-5s in Four over; often I play them Four- or 5-under. If I try this, I’m in third place after two rounds.”
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