Which NFL Team Does Phil Mickelson Support?

Published 11/03/2021, 11:51 AM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA vice captain Phil Mickelson after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Cross-sport cameos are popular in sports, from David Beckham showing up at Wimbledon, to Naomi Osaka expressing her love for Kobe. Phil Mickelson is another such athlete who has, on numerous occasions, been linked with the NFL. Josh Allen, the quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, even dressed up as ‘Lefty’ for Halloween.

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Mickelson is a loved golfer and one of the best in the world. He has a staggering 45 wins on the PGA Tour, including an impressive six major titles. However, golf is not the only area where his interests lie. Let’s look at which team he supports.

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Phil Mickelson is a big fan of the San Diego Chargers

Mickelson was born in San Diego in 1970 and grew up in the city; hence, it is not surprising that he has his eyes only for his home team. The San Diego Chargers, however, returned to their homeplace in Los Angeles from the 2017 season. Although disappointed, Mickelson said he ‘totally understands’ and supports their decision.

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Meanwhile, Mickelson revealed his love for the team. He said, “Well, first of all, I do love the Chargers. I’ve rooted for them since I was a kid and go to as many games as I can. At their playoff game against Indianapolis in January, I lost my voice cheering for them.”

Interestingly, he also spilled how he would like to be connected to the team. He said, “I would love to be involved in pro football somehow. It’s a great sport to get involved in, but I’ve never had the opportunity. As a long-term goal, yeah, that would be one of them, to have some sort of ownership interest in the Chargers.”

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – MAY 23: Phil Mickelson smiles with the Wanamaker Trophy after his two stroke victory in the final round of the PGA Championship on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on May 23, 2021, in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Even though the veteran is still upholding his dominance in golf, especially in his breakthrough on the PGA Tour of Champions, we now know where he is aiming next. What do you think about seeing Phil involved in the NFL?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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