As he battles Henrik Stenson for the British Open title, Phil Mickelson today revealed a secret that’s made him one of the world’s best golfers: a hard-core training diet of Metamucil and toast.

Mickelson, who enters the back nine 15-under-par at a tough Royal Troon course, told reporters his success is due to practice, mental discipline, and—most importantly—daily doses of his toast and fiber supplement.

To hit shots like these, Phil Mickelson adheres to a strict training diet every day. (Getty)

To hit shots like these, Phil Mickelson adheres to a strict training diet every day. (Getty)


“The way a boxer drinks a raw egg to get ready for his big fight, that’s what Metamucil and toast does for me,” said the 46-year-old. “It may sound too insane for some people, but that’s what I have to do if I want to be the best.”

Mickelson also disclosed that his offseason training regimen includes secluding himself in a remote cabin in the mountains where he can do crossword puzzles.

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