Phil Mickelson is having an honest conversation about his personal experiences with gambling addiction. The 53-year-old professional golfer took to social media on Monday (September 18) to speak to his followers about why he was abstaining from Fantasy Football this year.
He also spoke about how he was able to address his addiction and set himself on a healthier track. Read more about Phil Mickelson… “Most of you will enjoy this football season with moderation while having lots of fun and entertainment.
The fantasy leagues will provide banter amongst friends and money won or lost betting won’t affect you. I won’t be betting this year because I crossed the line of moderation and into addiction which isn’t any fun at all,” Phil wrote on Instagram. “The money wasn’t ever the issue since our financial security has never been threatened, but I was so distracted I wasn’t able to be present with the ones I love and caused a lot of harm.” He continued, writing, “This lack of presence has been so hurtful. ‘You’re here but you’re not with us,’ is something I’ve been told often throughout my addiction.
It affected those I care about in ways I wasn’t aware or could fully understand. It’s like a hurricane is going on outside and I’m isolated in a shelter oblivious to what was happening.Read more on justjared.com