WATCH: A Heartening Compilation Highlighting Phil Mickelson’s Best Fan Interactions

Published 01/01/2022, 2:55 PM EST
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/Reuters


Personality differs from one man to another. But if you are a celebrity or a sports entity, you must have a great personality to impress the audience. Phil Mickelson is just the example one needs to understand how to interact with your audience.

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Even if you are great at what you do, if you lack social skills, you will lose the interest of your audience. Gradually, you will become a forgotten past.

May 23, 2021; Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA; Phil Mickelson and caddie Tim Mickelson walks through the crowd of fans on the 18th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Golf is a sport where the audience can interact with the players directly. So the players need to connect with the audience to be successful in the sport.

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Phil Mickelson is the master at connecting with the fans. He stays after the game to give autographs and have a nice chat with the spectators. And this made a difference.

Phil Mickelson connects with his fans

Over the past 20 years, Phil Mickelson has been one of the most loved golf players. PGA Tour paid tribute to Phil by compiling some of his interactions with the audience members.

 

The joy on the fans when he gives them an autograph or even a pat on the shoulder is extraordinary. Even when he accidentally strikes the balls on someone, they show extreme happiness rather than pain. Mickelson gives out his gloves with a written apology to the people who had been hit with his ball.

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All of these moments are compiled in the video.

Mickelson interaction with the kids

The 45 times PGA Tour winner loves children. As a father of three children, Mickelson enjoys talking and teasing children on the court and he gives away the golf balls to the children after the match.

GULLANE, SCOTLAND – JULY 21: Phil Mickelson of the United States holds the Claret Jug wife Amy and children Evan, Amanda, and Sophia after winning the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield on July 21, 2013 in Gullane, Scotland. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Intrestingly, On one occasion, Phil hired a kid to become his caddie. Although he did that as a joke, the kid would cherish that moment forever.

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The 5 minutes video cannot do justice to what Phil Mickelson does to connect with people; however, it is a small gesture from the PGA Tour to be the owner of a good heart.

Although a simple fist bump never makes or breaks anything, the audience gets the satisfaction that their favorite golfer considers them.

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CHASKA, MN – OCTOBER 02: Phil Mickelson of the United States reacts on the 15th green during singles matches of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club on October 2, 2016 in Chaska, Minnesota. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

No matter what, Phil never fails to entertain his viewers. Even if he has played horribly, he makes the spectators laugh with his witty remarks. Phil Mickelson is the most loved golf player because he loves them back.

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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