Ahead of this weekend’s British Open, Phil Mickelson fasted for six days and lost 15 pounds in a bid to help improve his play on the course.
In a video announcing his weight loss, the five-time major champion said he used a “special coffee blend for wellness” during the six-day fast.
Mickelson said he underwent the “hard reset” because he hasn’t been feeling very good about himself or how he has been playing to the point where he wanted to avoid being in the public eye.
“I have lost 15 pounds. I’ve done a six-day fast with water and a special coffee blend for wellness that I’ve been working on with Dave Phillips, and went on a bit of a retreat,” Mickelson said. “I’m here in Ireland now, a beautiful place, getting ready for the British Open. I don’t know if it’s gonna help me play better or not, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to try to get my best back.”
Let’s get real for a minute. I haven’t been my best and I’m doing all I can to get it right. I’ll have more Phireside chats soon as well as a fun new series too. Until then, HIT 💣’s pic.twitter.com/QrqUpThEeV
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) July 14, 2019
The 49-year-old has missed the cut at four of his past six events since winning the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am earlier this year.
In terms of majors, Mickelson finished 18th at the Masters but has done poorly since ending up 71st at the PGA Championship and 52nd at the U.S. Open.
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