When it was announced that Phil Mickelson would be a member of this year’s Presidents Cup squad, plenty of folks spoke up against the pick — but it looks now like the players and Jay Haas made the right call.
Not only is Lefty 2-0-1 through the first three days of the event with the all-important singles matches looming on Sunday, but he’s also turned into a bit of a good luck charm.
After Saturday’s matches, a number of the players from team U.S.A. were seen rubbing the belly of their esteemed clubhouse leader:
Thanks for the good luck, Phil. pic.twitter.com/cl0sWwxvwT
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 10, 2015
I mean, when you think about it, Phil is kind of like Buddha for this group of Americans, right?
I mean, he’s captured three legs of the career grand slam, five majors total, finished runner-up in six U.S. Opens, won more than 40 times on the PGA Tour, collected countless millions in prize money and did most of this after the age of 35 — talk about an interesting path to golf enlightenment.
And besides that, with guys like Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, there’s not too many other “bellies” out there to rub.
With the American’s leading by a single point heading into Sunday singles, Mickelson’s belly will surely be a popular pre-round stop for all.
[h/t Golf Digest]
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