Jake Owen is a country superstar, a darned good golfer, and he's not afraid to walk up to someone and give them a piece of their mind. Even if it's at a wedding. And even if that person is Phil Mickelson.
Owen, appearing on the Barstool Sports "Fore Play Podcast," told the story of when he approached Mickelson give him a piece of his mind about The Match against Tiger Woods back in November in Las Vegas. Plenty of fans were miffed when they paid $30 for the pay-per-view spectacular only to learn Turner's B/R Live service chose to give the event away for free at the last minute due to technical problems in processing payments.
The country musician picked a proper time to tell Mickelson all of this, too: at Jordan Spieth's wedding.
As Owen tells it: "I had a few cocktails, and I saw him across the room, and I was like, 'I gotta go tell this guy what I think.' So I walk over to him and go, 'Phil, you owe me f--king $29.99 for wasting four hours of my life with this sh--tiest golf I've ever seen. ... You guys hype up this whole thing about this big match and you couldn't even make three birdies between the two of you? I want my $29.99 back and f--king apologize to me for some sh-tty golf.'
"And he pulls out a wad out of his pocket, and he grabs a 100-dollar bill, and he's like, 'Yeah, I won 90,000 of these yesterday.' He goes, 'Take a hundred and go f--- yourself.'"
For his part, Mickelson didn't shy away from the story. Responding to the tweet with the video, Mickelson confirmed it as Owen detailed the story.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 2, 2019
That's just damn funny right there. Mickelson handled about as perfectly as possible, delivering the humblebrag for winning $9 million the day prior (plus a boat load of other money in he and Tiger's deal with Turner) and then finishing off the hater (who is a personal favorite singer) with a small sliver of said money.
What a great story.