Golf World Reacts to Phil Mickelson Playing ‘Pickleball’ in Tom Brady’s Brand Apparel

Published 01/16/2022, 7:20 AM EST
September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; U.S. Team vice-captain Phil Mickelson waves to the fans along the eighth hole during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Celebrities use social media to promote their sponsoring brands. They always try to come up with unique ideas to do so. Such a post from Phil Mickelson is making his fans crazy for a lot of reasons. 

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It took years for the golf legend to get back to his form and win a major. However, when he did it, Phil became the only player to win a major in his 50s. Mickelson underwent many diet programs and extreme exercises to compete with the young golfers. 

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Recently, he posted a photo of him playing Pickleball and sporting his favorite brand, Brady Brand, an apparel brand by Tom Brady. Pickleball is a sport similar to ping-pong but played on a tennis court. 

Although Mickelson intended to promote the brand, fans were interested in the pictures. 

Golf world reaction to the social media post of Phil Mickelson

Social media can either make or break your day. The comments you receive from the followers are unpredictable. They can lift your mood or can make it worse. Something like that happened to Phil Mickelson’s new social media post. 

Supporting his claims in the caption, one follower on his Instagram commented, “no one looks this good while playing pickleball… but Phil does.” Most of his followers on Instagram were nothing but supportive of Phil Mickelson. However, it was not the case on Twitter. 

While some were interested in talking ill about Pickleball, some thought it was a dangerous sport to play on a wet surface.

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Some alleged that Mickelson is not even playing the game. Although they didn’t say it outright, they asked how Phil could play the sport while facing the wrong direction.

Although most of the comments were mocking Phil’s pictures in one way or other, some people actually appreciated them.

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What do you think of Mickelson’s social media post? Do you think he was actually playing Pickleball or just posing for it? Either way, he does indeed look fit in those apparel.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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