When Phil Mickelson Requested a Christmas Present From Santa but Got Served Something Else Instead

Published 12/27/2021, 1:00 PM EST
May 27, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Phil Mickelson on the 14th tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports


Phil Mickelson is one of the most fan-favorite golfers on the PGA Tour. He has won 45 PGA Tours and six major championships in his career so far. Earlier this year, Phil also became the oldest golfer to win a major championship as he won the 2021 PGA Championship. Apart from that, Mickelson has already made his presence at the Champions Tour with four wins.

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Meanwhile, the 51-year-old has secured four wins in six starts on the senior tour in just one season. Hence, Mickelson would be delighted with the way this season has unfolded for him. But at the moment, the whole golfing world is in the off-season. There aren’t many things to discuss. Hence, let us have a look at a throwback Christmas video of Phil Mickelson with Santa Claus. 

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Phil Mickelson asks for skis as Santa gifts him a putter

Phil Mickelson is one of the funniest golfers on the PGA Tour. His sense of humor is incredible. Meanwhile, recently the entire world celebrated Christmas, and hence Skratch, a popular social media account in the golfing world, shared a video. In this video, a young Phil Mickelson is having a conversation with Santa. So let us have a look at it.

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Mickelson met Santa and said, “I am really looking forward to this Christmas.” Furthermore, he said he needs a new pair of skis. “Mine are all kind of battered and broken. Yeah, they are not doing too good.” However, Santa said he saw him off the edge putt left-handed, and miss it by 4 feet. 

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But Mickelson wanted to talk about skis, to which Santa replied, “I don’t want you to ski. Because I don’t want you to ruin any knees and ankles and stuff.” Moreover, he gave a new putter to Phil Mickelson and said, “Now look, this is either a right or left-hander. It’s really going to help you.” 

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They had a quick humorous talk and left the place. Hence, Santa sadly did not gift any new skis to Phil Mickelson. Instead, he gave a new shiny putter.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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