As a result of his comments on the Saudi Golf League and his recent decision to retire from professional golf, Phil Mickelson has lost 3 major new partners, including his equipment supplier Callaway, who has decided to take a “time out” on the contract he left . he – he delivered.
After KPMG, which will no longer appear in large letters on the American’s cap, it is Workday, one of its most important sponsors since 2017, which is leaving the ship.
“working day and Phil Michaelson have mutually and amicably decided not to renew their association at the end of March,” announced the spokesman for the company specializing in supporting companies in the field of human resources and finance.
Involved for several years in golf and sponsors of several tournaments in the PGA TourWorkday is one of three big companies to distance itself from the left-hander whose comments about how he uses the Saudi golf league To browse the American circuit do not pass.
We were very disappointed with the choice of words.
At Callaway, your equipment supplier since 2004, the same story: “Callaway cannot tolerate what Phil Mickelson said and we were very disappointed in his choice of words – they in no way reflect our values or what we stand for as a company”said the famous Californian brand in a press release.
“Phil has since apologized and we know he regrets the way he has handled recent events. We understand his desire to step away from the game for a bit and we respect that decision. At this time, we have agreed to discontinue our partnership and will re-evaluate our relationship at a later date. »
Not a word about the PGA Tour
Finally, the Amstel brand belonging to the Heineken group, which regularly used Mickelson in advertising spots for Amstel Light beer, also decided to disassociate itself from the six-time major winner.
“We have made the decision to part ways, ending the partnership between Amstel Light and Phil Mickelson.a spokesman said. We wish you the best. »
Tuesday, Phil Mickelson issued a statement apologizing for offending Saudi Golf League officials. after the journalist Alan Shipnuck revealed who told him he was using Saudi Arabia to pressure the PGA Tour.
“They’re f—terrifying killers.” They killed the Washington Post reporter, KhashoggiThey kill homosexuals. I can’t imagine for a moment considering his proposals, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a difference on the PGA Tour. »
In his statement where he announced that he wanted “Take a step back and focus on the ones you love”the three-time winner of teachers I had not mentioned attacks on the PGA Tour in early February.
Nor did he give any indication regarding the date of his return or his participation in the first major of the season in less than 2 months in Augusta.
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