Phil Mickelson’s Iconic Hat Gets a New and Meaningful Upgrade Courtesy of a Little Kid

Published 10/20/2021, 5:29 AM EDT
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)


Since 2008, Phil Mickelson has been partnered with KPMG. His relationship with the brand has grown over the years, now one of his biggest sponsors on the course. That being said, KPMG also promotes charitable work, trying to make a difference in their own way.

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This time, KPMG has introduced a different version of Mickelson’s iconic blue cap. The hat will work to improve lives for children, an initiative by the accounting organization. Each and every hat will count, trying to bring around the necessary change.

BIG SKY, MONTANA – JULY 06: Phil Mickelson poses for photos during Capital One’s The Match at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin on July 06, 2021 in Big Sky, Montana. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images for The Match)

KPMG come up with a limited edition of Phil Mickelson hats

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In this recent collaborating hat, KPMG Blue for Books Program has teamed up with the 51-year-old PGA Tour icon. To ensure fans and buyers connect, Mickelson himself interviewed the girl who won the recent KPMG Blue for Books Program – her drawing is featured in the hat.

The interview itself is heartwarming, Mickelson and the 11-year-old winner –Mae Coogan – discussing everything from the drawing to elephants. “How did you come up with this idea?” Mickelson asked her. As per the little girl, her mother helped her come up with the idea while they saw Mickelson’s videos.

Mae even spoke about playing golf with her grandfather and reading books about animals. A highlight was them speaking about golf, sneaking in, and playing golf after the course or club closes down. Mickelson revealed he and his father used to sneak in late as well, going home with a couple of flashlights because of how dark it was.

Fans seemed to love the innocent interaction, appreciating Mickelson for speaking to Mae.

JERSEY CITY, NJ – AUGUST 19: Phil Mickelson of the United States on the 18th tee during the first round of the Northern Trust golf tournament on August 19, 2021 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

More about the hat and the KPMG’s purpose

According to the announcement, the KPMG Blue for Books program will receive proceeds from every hat that is sold. The program is a part of the KPMG Family for Literacy program. Mickelson, along with Stacy Lewis, Mariah Stackhow, and Maverick McNealy are avid supporters of the same. As a hat is sold, books will be donated to children in need. As of now, Blue for Books has donated over 250,000 books since it was founded back in 2012. 

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The hat will be selling for $69 on ‘melin‘.
Having said that, Mickelson last played PGA TOUR Champions’, Constellation Furyk and Friends, securing his third win in four events.

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Devika

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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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