Phil Mickelson Tends to a 90-Year-Old Fan’s Birthday Wish at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Published 11/13/2021, 1:09 PM EST
MEMPHIS, TN – AUGUST 06: Phil Mickelson gives a thumbs up to the crowd at the No. 18 green during the second round of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, August 6, 2021 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


Having turned professional in 1992, Phil Mickelson’s career has seen several generations come and go. Of course, the 51-year-old is still here, playing on the PGA Tour as the eldest to have won a major championship. Now, looking at his illustrious career (and charming personality), Mickelson has easily gained millions of fans.

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Of course, the 45-time PGA Tour winner loves his fans, and sometimes even interacts with them. At times, these interactions are shared online, gaining attention and love from other fans.

Let’s take a look at an adorable interaction that took place recently, where Mickelson’s heartwarming gesture won the hearts of all, especially that of a particular die-hard fan.

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Phil Mickelson gives his almost 90-year-old fan a souvenir

In a recent tweet by the PGA TOUR Champions, they shared a photo of a fan, who had her birthday wish come true, thanks to Phil Mickelson. “Patsy got her birthday wish,” they wrote, attaching a photo of the fan holding a banner addressed to Mickelson and a golf ball given to her by Phil.

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The white banner directly addressed to Mickelson read, “Phil, I’m turning 90. You have always been my boy.” In another video, a producer asks Patsy why she likes Mickelson so much.

“Well, he’s cute and he’s nice,” she responds, adding that he is just a good guy all around.

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Mickelson proves her right, throwing a ball to her side as a souvenir, making it a fitting birthday gift for the die-hard fan.

September 21, 2021; Kohler, Wisconsin, USA; U.S. Team vice-captain Phil Mickelson waves to the fans along the eighth hole during a practice round for the 43rd Ryder Cup golf competition at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

What event is Mickelson playing now?

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As of now, Mickelson is currently playing the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at the Phoenix Country Club. He’s been having a great year on the Champions Tour, which started right from his Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National in 2020. His last PGA Tour event has been the Fortinet Championship, which was played in September.

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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