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Phil Mickelson Loses Major Sponsor: Golf World Reacts

A closeup of Phil Mickelson.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11: Phil Mickelson of the United States looks on from the 13th green during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson's week just got a little worse.

On Tuesday afternoon, one of his longtime sponsors announced it cut ties with the popular golfer. Following his controversial comments about the new Saudi-backed Super Golf League, Mickelson lost a sponsorship from KPMG.

"KPMG U.S. and Phil Mickelson have mutually agreed to end our sponsorship effective immediately. We wish him the best," the sponsor said in a statement.

It didn't take long for fans to start reacting to the news. One golf writer, Kyle Porter, suggested that Callaway could be another sponsor to cut ties with Mickelson in the near future.

"This nugget from

This nugget from @AlanShipnuck is interesting in light of today's news that KPMG ejected. Callaway next?

— Kyle Porter (@KylePorterCBS) February 22, 2022

">@AlanShipnuck is interesting in light of today's news that KPMG ejected. Callaway next?" he asked.

"This will just be a small drop in the bucket that is this Phil story. But this is crazy. The ‘KPMG’ on Phil is like the ‘Swoosh’ on Tiger. The fallout begins," another fan said.

Others believe Workday could be the next sponsor to sever ties with Mickelson. "This one's for you, Workday," someone else said.

Mickelson's comments and subsequent apology aren't doing him any favors.

Will other sponsors drop him?