Phil Mickelson owed gambler nearly $2 million in 2012

Okay, I know this is a golf story and who cares about golf anyways ?
But did you know that Phil Mickelson was in a gambling debt of $ 24 Mil ?
Of course you didn't. If this was Tiger Woods, the media would be having a field day. This is just something that I wanted to point out. I have noticed over the years that a lot of people are sympathetic towards Phil Mickelson and painted Tiger as the bad guy.
Despite the fact that there were rumors swirling around about Phil's extra marital affairs, the media crucified Tiger and made Phil out to be a hero.
Funny, that we are just now hearing about Phil's gambling debts. Where was this when Tiger was being criticized for his troubles ?
Just something to make you go hmm...