Phil Mickelson had an unusually fiery day on Twitter (and everyone loved it)
But on Wednesday, we saw a fun and fiery Mickelson, who had no problem replying to anyone and everyone.
It started when Golf Channel’s Will Gray mentioned Mickelson didn’t play in the BMW Championship Pro-Am. Gray called it a notable absence, and it was, since Mickelson will now tee off Thursday having not played a practice round and needs a top-six finish to advance to the Tour Championship. Mickelson, surprisingly, responded.
But Phil’s day was just getting started. Just one minute later — one minute! — Mickelson took a playful shot at Luke Donald. Donald quote tweeted a Golf Digest story that teased Mickelson saying “for anyone to say [greens books] slow up play is flat out idiotic.” Donald said, “Guessing I’m an idiot then,” before defending his case. Mickelson replied.
Then, a little later, came many more great responses from Mickelson. Here’s a quick rundown.
A banner day for Mickelson, to say the least. Already a fan favorite for obvious reasons, Mickelson interacting on Twitter will only gain him more supporters outside of the ropes.
Mickelson’s first round of the BMW Championship begins at 10:26 a.m. ET on Thursday. He’s grouped with Keith Mitchell and Jim Furyk.