Phil Mickelson says his playing dependancy “brought about quite a lot of hurt” to relationships with family and friends however that he’s now in restoration.
The six-time main winner mentioned his playing had “crossed the road of moderation and into dependancy”.
He warned gamblers to not “confuse your enablers as mates like I did”.
“It is like a hurricane is occurring exterior and I am remoted in a shelter oblivious to what was taking place,” Mickelson, 53, wrote on social media.
“The cash wasn’t ever the problem since our monetary safety has by no means been threatened, however I used to be so distracted I wasn’t capable of be current with those I like and brought about quite a lot of hurt. This lack of presence has been so hurtful.
“‘You are right here however you are not with us’, is one thing I have been informed typically all through my dependancy. It affected these I care about in methods I wasn’t conscious or might totally perceive.”
American Mickelson, who moved from the PGA Tour to the Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf final 12 months, added that it was the “love, assist and dedication” of his spouse Amy that helped get him “again on monitor”.
“She has beloved me and supported me by my darkest and most tough occasions. I could not have gotten by this with out her,” he mentioned.
“After a few years of receiving skilled assist, not playing, and being in restoration from my addictions, I am now capable of sit nonetheless, be current within the second and dwell every day with an internal calm and peace.”
Mickelson, who has received 45 PGA Tour titles, has previously discussed his playing and the way he had taken steps to handle it.
In August he denied claims by famous sports activities gambler Billy Walters that he had wager on the 2012 Ryder Cup, saying he would “by no means undermine the integrity of the sport”.
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