Workday Drops Sponsorship With Phil Mickelson

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

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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.

Speaking to Golf Digest on Friday, 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, 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 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." 

Matt Cradock
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Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x