Not sure about anyone else but somehow I just cannot root against Phil Mickelson. He is, well . . . just too damn nice of a guy. Lot of people knock Phil because he’s too “scripted” – everything he says seems to be thought out – “Mr. No Spontaneity,” he’s sometimes called.
I personally just don’t get it. Phil seems to be one of the most articulate players on tour and to my mind always shares valuable insight into his game and golf in general.
This really seemed like a different Phil in a lot of ways. I just got the impression that it’s was awesome to win but, heck, it’s really just a game. He has more important matters to deal with – his wife Amy and his Mom and their health challenges moving forward.
The scene of Phil and his wife really just embracing the moment after walking off the 18th will undoubtedly always be special to them. After all we never really know how many moments any of us have. Here’s hoping Phil and his family have many, many more.