Phil Mickelson’s statement: What do we make of it?

Phil Mickelson had dominated conversation on the PGA Tour but we hadn’t heard from him until Tuesday, when he released a wide-ranging statement that took shots at a reporter, praised the passion of a breakaway golf venture and announced he’d be stepping away from the PGA Tour for an extended break. Dylan Dethier goes line by line to explain what it all means.

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Dylan Dethier

Golf.com Editor

Dylan Dethier is a senior writer for GOLF Magazine/GOLF.com. The Williamstown, Mass. native joined GOLF in 2017 after two years scuffling on the mini-tours. Dethier is a 2014 graduate of Williams College, where he majored in English, and he’s the author of 18 in America, which details the year he spent as an 18-year-old living from his car and playing a round of golf in every state.