One of the longest-running PGA Tour player endorsement deals has come to a close as Phil Mickelson and Barclays have ended their partnership according to Darren Rovell of ESPN.
The five-time major champion and Barclays were together for nine years and now Rovell reports that Mickelson will be sponsored by Intrepid Financial Partners, whose founder and CEO, Hugh “Skip” McGee, was with Barclays from 2008 to 2014 prior to his leaving the company to start Intrepid.
Mickelson has worn the Barclays patch on his shirt, but will not wear an Intrepid patch. He will continue to be sponsored by KPMG, the sponsor that appears on his hat.
Barclays also ended its sponsorship of the FedEx Cup Playoffs event played at multiple venues in and around New York City, previously known as The Barclays. Northern Trust took over as title sponsor of the event beginning this year.
Barclays was also the sponsor of the Scottish Open in the European Tour from 2002-2011.
Mickelson has 42 PGA Tour victories, with his last win coming at the 2013 Open Championship. He was runner-up to Henrik Stenson in last year’s Open Championship that culminated with the epic final round battle with the two golfers separating themselves from the field.
Mickleson is in the field this week at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship near Mexico City.