Former US PGA champion and Ryder Cup captain Lanny Wadkins has blasted Phil Mickelson following his latest gambling accusations.
Last week it came to light that Mickelson had allegedly wanted to bet on the 2012 Ryder Cup which he was taking part in.
That bombshell allegation came from an extraordinary extract in Billy Walters' book that was released on August 10.
Walters, a professional gambler and convicted felon with long-standing ties to Mickelson, alleged the golfer had lost more than $100m betting sports.
"I don't know if there has ever been a more disappointing figure in the game of golf than Phil Mickelson."— Golf Today (@GCGolfToday) August 14, 2023
1995 Ryder Cup captain Lanny Wadkins didn't hold back when @eamonlynch and @damonhackGC asked about the newest allegations against Mickelson and the state of pro golf. pic.twitter.com/TXISeHZiM6
The 1977 US PGA champion and 1995 US Ryder Cup captain said:
Hall of Famer Wadkins also spoke about his disappointment at seeing the prize purses heavily inflated on the PGA Tour to emulate those on the LIV Golf League this season.
The 21-time PGA Tour winner added:
Rory McIlroy also hit out at Mickelson last week with claims Lefty will be able to bet on the 2023 Ryder Cup as he will not be part of it.
Mickelson most certainly won't be part of the Ryder Cup this year, but we have taken a look at who we think will be there.