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‘Everyday I Don’t…: Phil Mickelson Managed To Save Himself From His Mother’s Punishment With ‘A Great Answer’ As An 15-year-old

Published 01/04/2023, 11:13 AM EST

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You might remember the fire series by Phil Mickelson on Twitter, named “Phireside With Phil.” The major championship winner made many promises about revealing his many stories. And also he said that a guest would accompany him. Therefore, he had an exceptional guest in one of the episodes. It was his mother, Mary Mickelson. She shared a never heard before story about his son, which will leave you awestruck. 

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She revealed how the young teenage golfer sneaked out to play golf. It was a two-candle, real fireplace edition of Mickelson’s Twitter series, where the story of his love was narrated. This story is a testament to how much the ‘lefty’ of golf had loved the sport since childhood. Many golfers have loved sports since childhood, but his words as a child will blow your mind and leave you wondering about his dedication to the sport.

Are you ready to be amazed by his unexpected answer?


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The story goes back to Thanksgiving Day, 1985, when Mickelson was 15. His mother told the story, and she said her son approached her. Mary was preparing dinner for 30 guests for Thanksgiving. The pro golfer went to his mother and asked her to accompany him to the golf course. Mary immediately denied saying she was busy. However, after 4-5 hours, he was nowhere to be found. She looked at her husband, and he looked at her simultaneously. At that moment, she knew where her son was.


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Mickelson’s father tipped “the kid next door to drive him down to the golf course,” said Mary. The golfer’s parents hopped in their car and drove to the golf course. They saw PGA Champion on the far end of the golf course. They got out of the vehicle, and the LIV defector said something which blew her mind. He said“Mom, every day I don’t practice is another day until I’m great.”


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Complete amazement caught the former PGA golfer’s mother. She said, “I’m thinking to myself, ‘wow, he did it. That was a great answer. There was no punishment; it was done.” She was so impressed that she could not even punish Mickelson for sneaking out. However, not to mention that the pro golfer was mere 15 years old kid. His dedication was evident in his words.

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Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui