by Jeff Skinner
Phil Mickelson leads a life that most people only dream about. He’s a top golfer and spends his work week flying his private jet to the most beautiful places in the world to play a game for a living. And he earns millions and millions doing it. He has become one of the most recognizable faces in sport and there are days he certainly enjoys it. But being in the spotlight like Phil has been for the last two decades gives people the chance to throw stones and the internet has given them a bigger forum.
Phil has initiated legal action against ISP Videotron S.E.N.C. a Canadian internet service provider to find out who is responsible for posting vicious comments about Phil and his family on the internet. The postings have appeared on Yahoo Sports and called Phil an adulterer and a gambler among other things.
Phil has had enough of these postings and will take whatever legal action he can to find the responsible party, stop them and maybe even prosecute them.
Let’s get something straight here: these remarks have appeared as comments in response to articles posted on Yahoo Sports by golf fans (if you want to call them that) in response to legitimate articles. Jay Busbee, Shane Bacon and Jonathan Wall do a great job writing and blogging on golf at Yahoo and these comments are from some psycho with an axe to grind at Phil.
When I started this blog I spent plenty of time reading the comments from the readers on other blogs but I had to stop. The venom spewed from many of these “fans” is unbearable. All I can say is that there are some demented people out there with way too much time on their hands.
Phil Mickelson leads a gifted life and he knows it. Taking this action is his way of protecting his name and his family and all the power to him on that.