Tim Mickelson, the younger brother of Phil Mickelson, was at Winged Foot for the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Saturday, and he was playing with some advice from Phil.
Josh Thomson of The Journal News caught up with Tim Mickelson at the tournament, which was at the venue of his brother’s most famous loss. Phil Mickelson came to the 18th hole with a one-stroke lead during the 2006 U.S. Open, but he limped to a double-bogey and lost the tournament to Geoff Ogilvy.
“I still am in shock that I did that,” Phil Mickelson said afterwards. “I just can’t believe that I did that. I’m such an idiot.”
So, what advice did Lefty have for his brother?
“The only thing he told me was that he’d be happy to give me advice on holes 1 through 17,” Tim Mickelson said, “but he wasn’t going to provide any for 18.”
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