Workday drops sponsorship with Phil Mickelson

Present as Workday’s representative since April 2017, the financial management company has now let go of the 51-year-old following recent controversial comments about the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to Golf Digest on Friday, a Workday spokesperson said: “At this time, Workday and Phil Mickelson have mutually and amicably agreed not to renew our brand sponsorship which ends in March. We would like to to thank Phil for his great contributions as an ambassador for Workday, both on and off the course. And we continue to wish him and his family all the best.”

Mickelson is watching

According to Forbes, Mickelson’s endorsements were worth $40 million between 2019 and 2020.

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The announcement comes just days after KPMG “mutually” parted ways with Mickelson, with the six-time Major champion’s longtime backer saying: “KPMG US and Phil Mickelson have mutually agreed to end our sponsorship with effect We wish him the best.

Along with KPMG, Amstel Light also followed by withdrawing its support for Mickelson, with a spokesperson for Heineken, Amstel Light’s parent company, announcing that: “We have made the decision to part ways and end the partnership with KPMG. ‘Amstel Light with Phil Mickelson. .”

Mickelson and Norman talk

Mickelson and Liv Golf Investments CEO Greg Norman chat during a practice round at PIF Saudi International 2022

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Following controversial comments made to journalist and author of Mickelson’s new biography, Alan Shipnuck, the six-time Major champion issued a statement on Tuesday apologizing for his actions. However, it seems the players aren’t showing much sympathy for Mickelson, with the likes of Rory McIlroy calling his comments “Naïve, selfish, selfish and ignorant.”

Michael C. Ford