Phil Mickelson is furious about the timing of a report in The Detroit News tying him to an alleged mob bookie who is said to have cheated the golfer out of $500,000 in gambling winnings, so much so that he says won’t be returning to the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit after this year.
A story by Robert Snell this week outlined a 2007 transcript from the racketeering trial of Jack Giacalone, who was “a reputed organised crime leader in Metro Detroit,” according to the report.
“Dandy” Don DeSeranno — whom The Detroit News described as “one of the biggest gamblers in Detroit history” — said in the transcript he “couldn’t pay” Mickelson $500,000 after booking a bet for him.
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Mickelson wasn’t accused of wrongdoing, per the report, and his attorney, Glenn Cohen told…