Don’t mess with Phil Mickelson. Country singer Jake Owen did and he got crushed by Lefty.
Here’s the story:
Seems Lefty made it to Jordan Spieth’s wedding after his big showdown last November with Tiger Woods in Vegas where Phil plucked $9,000,000 out of Tiger’s eager arms. Everyone knows the event was a total stinker but such is the risk of match play.
Naturally, at the reception, mass quantities of adult beverages were being consumed and Owen admitted he was downing his share.
Owen got up some beer bravado and strolled over to give Lefty a piece of his mind. By Owen’s own account, he bitched and griped at Lefty for the poor play in the Vegas Showdown and wanted his $29.99 back that he spent on the pay-per-view. Little did Owen know that everyone would get the darn thing for free thanks to a massive cluster-fudge.
After giving Lefty a piece of his mind and dropping a few “F-bombs” in the process, Lefty took his turn.
Mickelson reached into his pocket and pulled out a huge roll of C-Notes, that would be $100 bills in case you didn’t know. Lefty always carries a substantial amount of cash, typically doesn’t have anything smaller than a hundred.
So Lefty told Owen: “See these — I won 90,000 of these.” Mickelson then peeled off a $100 bill, gave it to Owen and promptly told him:
“Keep it all and go F#@& yourself!”
Owen, by his own admission chose retreat as the better choice.
Good for Phil and for Jake Owen — he goes right into the Dog House with Lefty’s C-Note. He can treat all the dogs to dinner.