Phil Mickelson's Sister Tina Shares 'Nervous' Text from Mom During PGA Championship

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVMay 24, 2021

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Phil Mickelson's family apparently watches him with the same mindset as every single golf fan.

Tina Mickelson, Phil's sister, shared a message from their mother Mary midway through the PGA Championship advising him "just to par in" and not "hit bombs or activate calves."

Tina Mickelson @TinaMickelson

While you guys were busy on the golf course, I was busy fielding Mom’s “nervous texts”.😂 @PhilMickelson @goodwalkspoiled pic.twitter.com/ZyZZ5xvdRN

Mickelson has been undone by his own aggression in the past, most famously during the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot.

The 50-year-old avoided a similar meltdown Sunday at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. He held off Louis Oosthuizen and Brooks Koepka to become the oldest man to win a major championship.

It's unclear whether Mary Mickelson's guidance filtered its way down to Phil. Considering he drilled a 366-yard drive down the 16th fairway, he may not have gotten the memo.


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