Phil Mickelson's mother sends HILARIOUS text during final round of US PGA

Don’t ‘hit bombs or activate calves’ - Mickelson's mum was full of nerves in the final round...

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Mon, 24 May 2021
Phil Mickelson's mother sends HILARIOUS text during final round of US PGA

Phil Mickelson's older sister Tina has shared the hilarious text she received from her mother Mary during the final round of the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.

In a screenshot shared by Tina, Mary begs Phil to "just to par in" and not "hit bombs or activate calves".




A couple of years ago, Mickelson joked before his $1.5 million long-drive challenge with Tiger Woods about "activating his calves."

He said: "I had the coffee, I’ve got to activate the calves and I’ve got to step on one here."

Thankfully for Mary, her 50-year-old son Phil would go on to seal the deal by two shots on 6-under par en route to becoming the oldest winner of a major championship in the process.

The victory was even sweeter for the Mickelson family with Phil's brother Tim on the bag. 

The victory marks Mickelson's sixth career major title and his second US PGA triumph, coming 16 years after his first at Baltusrol when he prevailed by one shot. 

Mickelson has now won 45 times on the PGA Tour, and his latest win vaults him from outside the top 100 in the world rankings up to 32nd.

The victory also now gives US Ryder Cup skipper Steve Stricker a potential headache with the prospect of Mickelson receiving a captain's pick into the side for their biennial clash with Padraig Harrington's European side.

Mickelson has already played in a record 12 Ryder Cups and he hasn't missed a single match since his debut in 1995. He has compiled an 18-22-7 record in 47 matches.