Workday Drops Sponsorship With Phil Mickelson

The company joins KPMG and Heineken/Amstel Light in dropping the six-time Major champion

Phil holds his putter
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Featuring as a Workday representative since April 2017, the financial management company have now dropped the 51-year-old following the recent controversial comments made about both the PGA Tour and Saudi Arabia. (opens in new tab)

Speaking to Golf Digest on Friday (opens in new tab), a Workday spokesperson said: "At this time, Workday and Phil Mickelson have mutually and amicably agreed to not renew our brand sponsorship that ends this March. We want to thank Phil for his great contributions as a Workday ambassador, both on and off the course. And we continue to wish him and his family all the best."

Mickelson stares

Mickelson's endorsements were said to be worth $40m between 2019-2020 according to Forbes.

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The announcement comes just days after KPMG "mutually" parted ways with Mickelson (opens in new tab), with the long-time financial backer of the six-time Major champion stating: “KPMG U.S. and Phil Mickelson have mutually agreed to end our sponsorship effective immediately. We wish him the best.” 

Along with KPMG, Amstel Light have also followed in withdrawing their support of Mickelson, with a spokesperson from Heineken, the parent company of Amstel Light, announcing that: “We made the decision to go our separate ways and end Amstel Light’s partnership with Phil Mickelson.”

Mickelson and Norman talk

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

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Following the controversial comments made to journalist, and author of Mickelson's new biography, Alan Shipnuck, the six-time Major champion delivered a statement (opens in new tab) on Tuesday apologising for his actions. However, it seems that players are not showing much sympathy to Mickelson, with the likes of Rory McIlroy calling his comments: "Naive, selfish, egotistical and ignorant (opens in new tab)." 

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.