A tie for second at the Masters aside, Phil Mickelson hasn’t been showing up at the top of leaderboards much this season. Instead, his name is showing up in court documents for federal money laundering cases. Fortunately for him, Mickelson is not the subject of the case, but rather a client of Gregory Silveria, the accused.
Allegedly almost $3 million that Silveira received from Mickelson back in 2010 was moved around various accounts to conceal the nature of the transaction (which was, of course, was illegal gambling). Even still, Mickelson is not under investigation or facing charges. It’s just like Lefty to recover nicely from some “out of bounds” activities.
It’s not uncommon for athletes to put down wagers, as Floyd Mayweather is constantly reminding us. But for Mickelson to place a bet through this winner is an odd way to go about it. We aren’t suggesting any Pete Rose activities, but we are curious what Lefty wanted to bet on back in 2010. So let’s hop in our Delorean, gun it to 88, and handicap what Mickelson probably put his money on that he didn’t want anybody to know about.
Odds on what Phil Mickelson bet on:
- that Kevin Kolb would be a Pro-Bowler in Philadelphia – 15/1
- that Armando Galarraga would pitch a perfect game on June 2 – 28/1
- that France would win their group in the 2010 World Cup – 40/1
- that drums to be the instrument of choice in the 2010 World Cup – 100/1
- that LeBron would sign with Sparta Bertrange of Luxembourg at the end of “The Decision” – 550/1
- that Lance Armstrong’s return to cycling would go well and that he was just overall a swell guy – 1,345/1
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