American Express – Mickelson utilizing coach as caddie as he readies to develop into ‘Uncle Phil’
LA QUINTA, Calif. – On the 1999 U.S. Open Phil Mickelson had his then-caddie, Jim Mackay, carry a pager in case Lefty’s spouse, Amy, went into labor with the couple’s first little one through the last spherical at Pinehurst.
This week at The American Express, the place Mickelson is the host, he can have his swing coach, Andrew Getson, on his bag whereas his common caddie, his brother Tim, is at residence along with his spouse for the delivery of the couple’s first little one.
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“I’m very excited for them, but with Palm Springs being a two-hour drive [from Tim Mickelson’s home in Scottsdale, Arizona] and the inability to join your wife if you’re not with her when you go into the hospital at birth, he has to be there with her,” Mickelson mentioned. “They’re due any minute, any day, and I’m excited for them.”
Getson caddied for Mickelson finally yr’s Genesis Invitational and he has been working with Lefty for over 5 years.
“On Tuesday [Getson] was Thursday prepared,” Mickelson mentioned. “His sport is sharp, he’s working laborious, he will be a fantastic caddie and I am appreciative of him stepping in to take-over for my brother.”
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