Phil Mickelson Puts Bow on the Most Corrupt Era in Golf History

Mickelson, Woods, and Finchem have combined to turn the PGA Tour into a sewer.

Mr. Trump, please add “make golf great again” to your list.

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Golfer Phil Mickelson will pay the Securities and Exchange Commission the $931,000 profit he made on an insider stock tip.

Mickelson, a notorious gambler, allegedly placed bets with Walters, and owed him money. Walters then passed along information about Dean Foods that he’d learned from Davis, and when Mickelson profited from it he repaid his gambling debts, says the SEC.

According to the complaint, Mickelson was very dumb and obvious about his insider trading.

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KPMG, the ball is in your court!

Accenture Vs. KPMG

Tiger Woods kisses a bunch of pretty girls, and Accenture jettisons him based on morality clauses in his contract.

Phil Mickelson steals $931,000 and KPMG says, “No big deal.”

Now, I ask, which consulting corporation does YOUR company want to do business with?

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Okay, Woods gets dumped by Accenture for chasing skirts.  Mickelson keeps his sponsorship with KPMG after stealing $931,000.  Think of the optics here.  Woods is African-American.  They don’t come any whiter than country club boy Phil Mickelson.  I mean, really, the only question is whether Accenture was racist to dump Woods, or if KPMG is racist to keep Mickelson.

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5 Responses to Phil Mickelson Puts Bow on the Most Corrupt Era in Golf History

  1. Short Grass says:

    Give it a rest. You think you have to attack Phil to balance your stupid attacks on Tiger. Phil gave back the money to prevent even the appearance of wrong-doing, so you are just making yourself look foolish.

  2. Ken says:

    Woods “kissed a bunch of pretty girls?” Well, probably, but you are certainly sanitizing that. In reality, he had sexual affairs with a long list of women, including the teenage daughter of a neighbor of his, his wife, and two young children. His vulgar, repugnant text messages were published on the same site that you link to the for the Mickelson story. If he had a morals clause, he clearly violated it.

    Like it or not, Mickelson wasn’t accused of wrongdoing. I really don’t buy it either and it sounds like some sort of deal was struck to get his cooperation. But as such deals happen all the time and we are a nation of laws, Mickelson is an innocent man who profitted unknowingly and gave it back.

    If he has a morals clause, KPMG might drop him. But to do so now may violate their agreement with him. Perhaps that deal will not be renewed.

    Comparing Phil to Enron is quite the stretch.

    • lannyh says:

      The comparison is of KPMG to Arthur Andersen. I would not let KPMG withing a thousand miles of my books if they maintain their relationship with Mickelson.

      Not sure how you come up with “innocent man” and “wasn’t accused of wrongdoing.” He’s still open to potential criminal charges.

      • Ken says:

        In your next post, “Mickelson/KPMG Recalls Enron/Arthur Andersen” makes the Mickelson-Enron comparison.

        In the news stories that I’ve read, every one says that Mickelson isn’t accused of violating securities laws. I’m not sure how, after this settlement, he can be charged criminally in the Dean Foods case. But I’m not a lawyer and don’t have the level of interest to dig into it further.

        I don’t buy that was an unknowing dupe who just bought stocks on what he thought was a friendly tip. They cut him a deal, details of which will likely never be released.

      • lannyh says:

        Again, the comparison was of Arthur Andersen and KPMG. The point being that Arthur Andersen was a shady auditor who went under. And KPMG looks like a shady auditor for standing by Mickelson.

        I’m in complete agreement with your final paragraph. The thing is, sometimes a firm like Goldman Sachs will have to pay back incredible sums like $1.3 billion, and the press release will say, “Goldman agreed to pay that sum with no admission of wrongdoing.” I mean, come on…

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