In The Mail: Phil Mickelson Biography by Alan Shipnuck
Arriving in the mail for review this week is a copy of the hottest golf book on the planet right now: Phil: The Rip-Roaring (and Unauthorized) Biography of Golf’s Most Colorful Superstar.
Author Alan Shipnuck and his publisher likely could not be happier at the way the release of this book has coincided with Phil’s meltdown over the Saudi-backed LIV Tour. I’m hoping that as I read it, I will get some insight into what is in Phil’s character that has led him to this moment.
I actually started reading last night; the first fifteen pages are a collection of stories about Phil that have been picked to illustrate just how mercurial he can be.
Phil, I think, must be extremely difficult to really know and understand. Some of the initial stories are about Phil going out of his way to help folk; others are about how he rubs people the wrong way. Shipnuck wrote that it is as though Phil is fighting against his own nature.
I’m hoping to have this read in short order — just after I finish grading Senior projects. The kids in the Class of 2022 are in their last week of high school and I’ve got to get their grades in.