Author Rico Austin is parting ways with PGA TOUR Golfer Phil Mickelson; Dear Mr. Phil Mickelson, for over 25 years I've followed your career when you were a standout on the Arizona State University golf team playing ASU Karsten Golf Course; I've seen you at many TPC Phoenix / Scottsdale Opens and cheered for you from the tall grass outside the trimmed fairways, sent you letters, emails and not once did you acknowledge me with a tip of your hat or give me a golf ball or thank me when I sent you an autographed copy of the epic, best selling, award winning My Bad Tequila! Well, now that you've parted ways with Mr. Jim (Bones) Mackay without heartbreak or ache and guess this is where I let you know that I too have a new favorite golfer; I've been watching him continue to get better and better and now with him winning the British Open Championship Golf tourney this last weekend in heroic fashion, I'm truly convinced he has now replaced you in my golf watching heart. so Adios on National Tequila Day as I do one last shot in your memory!" regards, rico austin; C'mon over here Jordan Spieth and give me a high five and I hope in the next 25 years you might see fit to give me a wave, tip of the hat or a signed golf ball to remember you by as you continue to surpass and break golfing records due to your incredible talent! Peace, Love & Tequila!!
Rico Austin Ph.D.