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Tom Krasovic: Why is Phil Mickelson being held to higher standard?

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — I’d rather not be Phil Mickelson. That’s what many American deal-makers have to be thinking, while they exhale. Critics near and far are lambasting Mickelson, the golf star from San Diego, for doing business with Saudi Arabia, even as many other Americans partner with Saudi Arabia and other countries with repressive governments. We hold sports stars to a higher standard when they do business with perceived bad actors, as Mickelson has found out since he joined a new Saudi-financed golf tour. “Watching professional golfers leap for the blood money of the new Saudi golf tour should s…

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