Phil Mickelson and his wagger stories are music to the ears. Every golf fan genuinely enjoys listening to the 45-time PGA Tour winner’s amusing stories. Recently, one such story of him came to light.
The 51-year-old professional is among the prominent names in the sport. The six-time major championship winner is famous for his class around the greens and his immaculate short game. The 2021 PGA Championship winner has a great golf swing and, even at the age of 51, manages to hit the golf ball miles down the fairway. However, the American professional is not only famous for these reasons on the golf course.
Recently, in 2020 Cheech Marin, a famous American actor, musician, and comedian, revealed probably one of the most epic Phil betting stories ever. He spoke about how once a person challenged Mickelson to hit a shot from over a vast pine tree. The incident took place during the scenes of the famous golf movie Tin Cup, of which Mickelson was a part.
Marin narrated, “I’ll tell you a story no one’s ever heard. We were between scenes, standing around, and someone came up with a bet. There was this really tall pine tree, and someone said to Phil Mickelson, ‘I bet you can’t put your shoulder against the tree, drop a ball, and hit it over the tree.’”
He added, “The shot basically had to go straight up. Everybody threw in a hundred bucks. I think there was $1,200 in the pot. And he did it! When the ball was still in the air, Mickelson bent over, picked up the money, and put it in his pocket.”
Cheech’s words prove how much the PGA Tour veteran enjoys making competitive bets. At the same time, it also proves his incredible skills as a professional. It is truly incredible.
Phil Mickelson creates history at the 2021 PGA Championship
Mickelson emphatically won the 2021 PGA Championship at Ocean Course. As a result, he won his sixth major championship title. Moreover, he became the oldest major championship ever with his win at the event.
Phil broke the record of Julius Boros, who won the 1968 PGA Championship at the age of 48. However, Phil triumphed at the event at the age of 50. He won the event with an overall score of six-under-par. As a result, Phil won the event with a comfortable two-shot cushion after the final round on Sunday. He carded a final round of one-over-par, 73 to cement his position on the top of the leaderboard.
His final round included three birdies and three bogeys on the opening nine holes. As a result, Mickelson moved out in level-par, 36. The lefty made two birdies and three bogeys on the back nine. Thus, he made the turn in one-over-par, 37.