The accolades keep piling up for Phil Mickelson after his Masters victory earlier this month. In the latest issue of Time, Mickelson is named one of the World's Most Influential People. The list is broken down into several categories — Leaders, Heroes, Artists, Thinkers — with Mickelson landing in the "Heroes" category. Bill Clinton, Serena Williams and Ben Stiller also made the list.
The man with twice as many green jackets as Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, wrote a glowing tribute to Lefty. Here's some of what the Golden Bear had to say:
We have all celebrated Phil's victories and cried with him over the struggles faced by his wife Amy and his mother. Family has always been my priority, and their presence outside the ropes has underlined every win. After he won this year's Masters, I imagine that slipping into a third green jacket would not have meant nearly as much to Phil had he not first slipped into the embrace of his family.