(CelebrityAccess) A story about a bit of a spat between Jake Owen and five-time major golf tournament winner Phil Mickelson has been making the rounds because, well, it’s a good story.
Owen, a one handicapper who is a close friend with and has played alongside golfer Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the last four years, also happened to be at Spieth’s wedding this past November, and so was Mickelson.
Owen told a story about it on Barstool’s “ForePlay” podcast about when he confronted Mickelson about the pay-per-view event from the previous day when Mickelson played a match-play round against Tiger Woods. Apparently the country singer, after building up some liquid courage, asked Mickelson if he could get a roughly $30 refund that he and millions of others “wasted” on the lackluster event that ended up being broadcast for free.
“I was like, ‘Hey, Phil, you owe me f–king $29.99 for wasting four hours of my life with the s–ttiest golf I’ve ever seen,’” Owen said. “’… I want my $29.99 back and apologize to me for some s–tty golf.’”
Mickelson apparently responded by whipping out a wad of cash and handing Owen a hundy.
“I won 90,000 of these yesterday. Take one of these and go f–k yourself,” the three-time Masters champion apparently said. The payout for “The Match” was $9 million.
Mickelson confirmed it on Twitter: “True Story.”
This @jakeowen story about going up to Phil Mickelson at Jordan Spieth’s wedding is just a taste of maybe the best interview we’ve ever done. Just unbelievably good stories from this legend.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 2, 2019
Of course, the story has gone viral with headlines using terms like “epic,” which Owen agreed may be a little OTT.
A lot of media outlets used the story as click bait. It was all in good fun and we both laughed about it. Phil is one of the greatest players of all time and a class act. https://t.co/WhxwIqK8eI
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) April 3, 2019
Owen has been known to handle his own from time to time, including this Twitter exchange regarding the Web.com tournament:
No prob Doug. I’m +11 now and tweeting during my round. I’m playing as hard as I can. I have 8 holes left if you want to come out and kiss my ass. https://t.co/UMeFWFKLVP
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) May 24, 2018