Known as Lefty to the world of golf, Phil Mickelson restores the sophistication to the game by beating Tiger Woods and winning the Masters. Embracing his wife Amy Mickelson, who has been battling breast cancer, after his win. Was this planned? Mickelson, who came as an after thought, turns the spotlight away from Tiger Woods and shines it on the game of golf and his own family. Putting on his third green jacket in Augusta, GA.
It was not an easy win although Phil Mickelson took advantage of Tiger Woods dainty steps back into the public and seized the opportunity to play fearlessly and aggressively. He had many great shots, consecutive eagles on the 13, 14, and 15th holes. Despite the circumstances of the Masters--Tiger's entrance back to golf, Mickelson was dealing with his own family drama.
Phil Mickelson's wife, Amy Mickelson, and his mother, Mary Mickelson, were diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago. Phil dedicated his win at the masters to her and his family. He wore a pink ribbon on his hat that stood out against his all black ensemble.
Hopefully Phil Mickelson's Masters win will not be overshadowed by Tiger Wood's return. Despite Woods getting chewed out by the Augusta Chairman Billy Payne, who scolded Woods for not living "up to the expectations of the role model we saw for our children." This modern social responsibility rant comes from a leader of a golf club that still prohibits women, nevertheless effective in some ways.
The world of golf, including Tiger Woods, can thank Phil Mickelson for lifting the sport out of the woods (pun intended).