Despite being one of the greatest golfers of all time, Phil Mickelson had a tough time physically during his prime playing days. The left-handed golfer wasn’t the fittest, especially compared to his current self. After his sixth Major win last year at the PGA Championship, Mickelson shared his regret for overlooking his fitness
Lefty is known to have spectacular calves which have even amazed NFL star, Tom Brady. However, the improvement in his fitness only arrived in the latter part of his career. Let’s take a look at what Mickelson had to say about his past.
Phil Mickelson regrets his lack of fitness in the past
Last year, Phil defied the odds after claiming the PGA Championship, becoming the oldest player ever to win a Major at the age of 50. A month after his historical feat, Mickelson was interviewed by Washington Post. In the interview, he talked about fatherhood as well as many other eye-opening topics
Nonetheless, Lefty then gave his diet details about his prime playing days, which included meals of cheeseburgers and all the other appetites that most other golfers would refuse. “I haven’t done a great job of that throughout my career”, said Phil Mickelson while talking about his diet in the past.
He further regretted his past by saying, “I wish I had done better”. Nonetheless, the 52-year-old then claimed that getting into shape was never too late and he had set his sights on it. “It’s not too late. I’m getting after it now”, ended Phil. Up
Undoubtedly, there has been a remarkable change in Lefty’s physique. The 6 time Major winner looks to have only gotten younger in recent years. What’s the secret behind Mickelson’s recent fitness regime?
Phil Mickelson’s impressive weight loss transformation
The golfer has decided to change his physical state in recent years. According to the Sun, Mickelson fasts six days a week. Moreover, during his fasts, Lefty only ingests water and a special coffee blend.
The mixture features Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee, almond milk, cinnamon, and coconut MCT oil. Most fans may be aware of Mickelson’s love for coffee. However, it’s impressive to see how he has converted his fondness to his advantage. Perhaps it is one of his traits for which he is highly admired by the golf world.