Trial of Las Vegas gambler uncovers $1.9 million gambling debt paid by Phil Mickelson – Sporting News

Phil Mickelson is playing in the Shell Houston Open this week, but his name is also being mentioned during the trial of a longtime friend. During the trial of Las Vegas businessman and renowed sports better William “Billy” Walters, who is facing multiple insider-trading charges, federal prosecutors revealed Thursday that Mickelson once paid a gambling…