When you’re playing a match against Phil Mickelson, what kind of money changes hands?
“That’s not for me to say,” Xander Schauffele explained on Tuesday at the Memorial Tournament. “They’re much larger than most games, I can tell you that.”
Before we get to the story itself, let’s pause to acknowledge something: Smart move to stay silent, Xander! Mickelson likes a healthy wager — and a good story — but he doesn’t like to talk dollars and cents. Several years back, Aussie teen sensation Ryan Ruffels, just 17 at the time, set up a morning game with Mickelson and later recounted that when he got to the first tee, Lefty named the stakes.
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