Phil Mickelson shows off slimmed-down beach bod, continues most surprising fitness transformation in sports history

Alex Myers

No one could have anticipated Phil Mickelson&aposs calves being one of the biggest storylines of the golf season, but here we are. Lefty is a lower-leg god, doling out fitness advice and harshly judging fellow tour pros who flex for his approval. But Mickelson has been busy transforming the rest of his body as well.

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Ahead of the Open Championship in July, the 49-year-old talked about a "hard reset" fast that had helped him shed 15 pounds in just 10 days. Unfortunately for Phil, the lower weight didn&apost lead to lower scores and his PGA Tour season ended at last week&aposs BMW Championship. Instead of teeing it up at East Lake this week, the five-time major champ is catching some sand and waves—and showing off his new beach bod. Here&aposs the photo his sister shared on Tuesday:

Um, what? Where has the Phil Mickelson who loves Five Guys and Krispy Kreme gone? More like Phil MickelSLIM, am I right? (Sure, he&aposs sucking in, but still . . .) And how about those arms? I didn&apost realize he was hosting a GUN show.

In true Phil fashion, he responded to the photo with a deprecating jab:

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And his followers had their own funny takes:

Mixed with some serious praise and fitness questions:

It looks like Lefty may have discovered a second career as a trainer/life coach. Phil&aposs Phitness at Phifty has a nice ring to it.

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Originally Appeared on Golf Digest

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