Betting expert Phil Mickelson makes a questionable claim about the 2001 Ravens after they helped him win nearly $500,000: ‘Best defense in the history of the game’

Phil Mickelson is probably one of the biggest names in golf. He is a consistent world-renowned golf sensation. Mickelson is also famous for many of his statements and actively engages in different things outside of golf.

His talents aren’t just limited to golf. The professional golfer undoubtedly has an impeccable eye when it comes to betting. His latest move has earned him hundreds of thousands of dollars. But what made him bet such a sum in the first place?


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Phil Mickelson made a bet that could consider him an expert

The sports fanatic is renowned for making huge bets on the teams he hopes to win. He won a whopping $440,000 from a bet he placed on the $20,000 futures bet at 22-1 on the Baltimore Ravens winning Super Bowl XXXV.

This decision probably caused people to consider Mickelson as an expert in the field of gambling. So, as expected, people have been waiting ever since for what will be his next move in the upcoming events.

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But what made him choose the crows for his first super bet? Mickelson was asked why he made the huge bet on the Ravens. He said, “A Super Bowl champion. The best defense in the history of the game and a running offense that runs the clock and doesn’t turn the ball over.” He added, “I also choose the NCAA tournament. . . who was Duke, by the way.

“We will definitely do it again” – Mickelson


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As known, Phil Mickelson is famous for making predictions during the NFL season. The professional golfer made an interesting decision betting $20,000 on the Ravens in the 2000s.

This move helped Mickelson lay the foundation for his playing career. He then took some of his friends and family to Las Vegas to cash in his massive $440,000 winnings.

Asked about the experience, Mickelson said: “We will definitely do it again.”


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