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Phil Mickelson claims that his gambling addiction has caused ‘a lot of harm’ to his relationships with loved ones.

His gambling had “crossed the line of moderation and into addiction,” according to the six-time major winner.

He advised gamblers not to “conflate your enablers as friends, as I did.”

“It’s like a hurricane is raging outside, and I’m trapped in a shelter, oblivious to what’s going on,” Mickelson, 53, posted on social media.

“Money was never an issue because our financial security was never threatened, but I was so distracted that I wasn’t able to be present with the people I care about and caused a lot of harm.” This absence has been really distressing.

“‘You’re here, but you’re not with us,’ I’ve been told several times throughout my addiction. It had an impact on folks I care about in ways I wasn’t aware of or completely comprehended.”

American Mickelson, who switched from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf last year, said his wife Amy’s “love, support, and commitment” helped him get “back on track.”

“She has loved and supported me during my darkest and most trying times.” “I couldn’t have done it without her,” he admitted.

“After many years of receiving professional help, not gambling, and being in recovery from my addictions, I’m now able to sit still, be present in the moment, and live each day with inner calm and peace.”

Mickelson, who has 45 PGA Tour victories, has previously spoken about his gambling and the actions he has taken to overcome it.

In August, he denied betting on the 2012 Ryder Cup, as claimed by notorious sports gambler Billy Walters, saying he would “never undermine the integrity of the game.”


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