Diehard Phil Mickelson fan going to get all of his consulting done by KPMG

Rich Tolleson considers himself a big golf fan. His favorite golfer, by far, is Phil Mickelson.“I just like the way he plays, the way he carries himself, the way he interacts with fans,” said Tolleson, a software programmer from Mobile, Alabama. “He’s just like a regular guy. He seems so genuine.”That’s why Tolleson uses KPMG, Mickelson’s hat sponsor, for all of his consulting needs.“Personally, I have no use for a corporate consulting firm, but I just want to support Phil in any way I can,” says Tolleson. “If Phil will partner with them, I know they’re a good company.”Mickelson says he partners with companies he thinks his fans can relate to.“KPMB, Barclays Bank – these are companies that appeal to the everyman,” says Mickelson. “And I'm not saying one is better than the other, but if you compare that to Tiger Woods, who has endorsed stuff like Gatorade and Buick, well — that's just sad. I don’t know a single person poor enough to have any reason to buy either of those things.”


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