Phil and Amy Mickelson Illegitimate Child, Michael Jordan Affair?
Phil Won the 2010 Masters, Some People Are Wondering About Phil Mickelson's Personal Life. There Have Long Been Whispers About Phil Mickelson Having an Illegitimate Child and Wife Amy Mickelson Had an Affair With Michael Jordan
Well, it seems that the gossip-mongers aren't giving Phil Mickelson a lot of time to celebrate his Masters 2010 victory. It seems that whenever someone achieves something nowadays, rumors start circulating shortly afterward. Just ask Sandra Bullock.
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After Mickelson's victory, it seems that search engines were overwhelmed with queries about Phil and Amy Mickelson. Some of the queries had to do with Amy Mickelson's recent bout with breast cancer. Others dealt with more unseemly topics, including Amy Mickelson's alleged Michael Jordan affair and the rumor that Phil Mickelson's illegitimate child with an Ohio stripper.
Where Did the Phil Mickelson Illegitimate Child Story Come From?
It's hard to say. There have been whispers about Phil Mickelson having an illegitimate child around media circles for a while. Similarly, there have been rumors of Amy Mickelson having had an affair with Michael Jordan circulating as well.
Blogger Stephanie Wei had a blog post that dealt with the Phil Mickelson rumors.
Wei wrote that in 2005, Sports Illustrated and other magazine were investigating various rumors surrounding Mickelson, including stories about "his illegitimate child with a stripper in Ohio, unconventional marriage, and sizable gambling debts."
UPDATE: Deadspin has an excellent post stating that the Phil and Amy Mickelson rumors originated from a "2006 post on a low-rent fantasy football message board." The rumors seems to have taken on a life of their own. The story then says that the Phil Mickelson rumor "definitely is too good to be true."
Phil Mickelson, the Next Tiger Woods?
In her blog post, Wei went on to suggest that the Mickelson rumors could someday see the light of day considering all the attention Tiger Woods has received.
As far as the media is concerned, the Tiger Woods affair was a success in terms of attracting an audience. And since everyone loves a sequel, stories about Phil Mickelson and his illegitimate child might someday become tabloid fodder.