Lefty took it all in in typically good humor, accentuating the positive and recounting the thrill of the journey.
Phil is in his forties. He's grappling with the reality that his PGA Tour career is winding down and is intent on using his talent, drive, competitiveness and resources to become Lefty, the business man. Mickelson is finding that difficult in the high tax, intrusive regulatory environment in his home state of California and now in a country led by a president dedicated to dictating economic outcomes, who is obsessed with taxing the rich, and who has bought off large chunks of the population by promising to do that again and again.
In the zero sum game progressives play, Phil Mickelson is a target. There is only so much wealth; it’s a question of how the pie is cut. But of course, there is not one pie but many pies. Pies need to be produced in right sizes, in the right places, at needed times and with appropriate ingredients, serving a wide variety of markets and an almost infinite range of tastes and preferences. But the progressives protest they aren't stopping Lefty, he can find a niche just like everyone else. In their zero sum world the progressives are happy to see Lefty play a role -- as a celebrity endorser for Nike. Get on board Bro'.