In the world of golf, the gloves rarely come off. This doesn’t stop some players from jokingly expressing violent intent towards one another. Phil Mickelson can be both a young golfer’s mentor and his most intense rival on the course. He’s well-known for pitching psychological grenades at his rivals. Jordan Spieth would know. According to him, Mickelson possesses a burning desire to “beat the crap out of him”.
Jordan Spieth may be a nice guy, but he does have a reputation as a badass to maintain. So during his Tuesday match with Justin Thomas against Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, he plans to have his US Open trophy flown in and carried around by a caddie within eyeshot on the course. Mickelson has won five major championship but is just missing that US Open prize to complete his grand slam. We wonder if Mickelson will be dishing back the head games by having his own victory emblem, the Claret jug, flown in to Wisconsin on Tuesday Let the gentleman’s duel commence.