I can't imagine that an authorized biography, or an autobiography for that matter, of Phil Mickelson would be of much interest; good or bad, I don't think there is much disagreement about his ability and willingness to present a sanitized public image. His widely known propensity for gambling alone would sort of guarantee that.
I love to read, but I rarely read a biography of any type, and when I do, it is likely to be a "historical" figure; authors of those have the advantage of perspective AND of not worrying that the subject will be offended or litigious. But if I was going to read about Phil Mickelson, I can't imagine that anything other than an "unauthorized" version of his life would have any real value.
I read a story earlier this morning in which Shipnuck says that not only did Mickelson call him, rather than the other way around, and then provided the quotes about the Saudi league that have proven to be Phil's undoing, but that at NO time was there a request, much less an agreement, for the conversation to be off the record.
It is one of my core beliefs that as we age, we are likely to become a more extreme version of whatever we are, rather than moderate our habits and tendencies. Mickelson seems to have always believed that he is the smartest guy in the room, and this time, it has done him in. The Saudis aren't to blame for that, nor is Shipnuck, nor is the Tour. Just Phil...