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Mickelson's best still to come

Nothing can dampen Phil Mickelson's optimism

Originally Published: May 21, 2014
By Rick Reilly | ESPN.com

RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Does Phil Mickelson give lessons?

"No," he said. "And if I did, my rate might be a little steep."

Reportedly, he gets half a million dollars for a corporate day of golf, schmooze, dinner and speech. That works out to something like $65,000 an hour. So a half-hour lesson would be, what, $25,000, with the media discount?

What did I care? I was quitting.

Me: Great. I'll expense it. 

Pause.

"OK. Come on down."

I ...

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