Phil Mickelson had hernia surgery on October 19th, three days after finishing 8th at the Safeway Open. Apparently he is doing “great” and wants to tell the world all about it.
“It wasn’t an outie belly button per se, it just looked like it,” Mickelson told Golf Digest. “It was a walnut-sized hernia behind my belly button. It was no big deal, nor did it affect me when I played. I pushed it back in every minute or so. I couldn’t work out as intensely as I wanted to. That’s all. It didn’t hurt or affect me. It was just annoying.”
“It’s why my belly button stuck out of my shirt all year.”
Thank you, Phil, for the disgusting details about your hernia induced outie.
I’m just picturing Phil refusing to be put under for his sports hernia surgery so he can explain to the doctor step by step how to operate.
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) November 7, 2016
He added that he’s “all fixed up” now and says he’s ready to start his off-season workout program.
“Off-season workouts will be a big part of having long term success in 2017.”- PM. Lefty is ready to put in the work in prep for 2017. pic.twitter.com/YcaeO99ANf
— KPMG Mickelson (@MickelsonHat) November 7, 2016
As for returning to competition, look towards the CareerBuilder Challenge in January, as he’s made this his first event of the season two years in a row.