Mickelson utilizing coach as caddie as he readies to grow to be ‘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 Categorical, 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 house together with his spouse for the beginning of the couple’s first little one.
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“I am very excited for them, however with Palm Springs being a two-hour drive [from Tim Mickelson’s home in Scottsdale, Arizona] and the shortcoming to affix your spouse should you’re not together with her whenever you go into the hospital at beginning, he needs to be there together with her,” Mickelson mentioned. “They’re due any minute, any day, and I am excited for them.”
Getson caddied for Mickelson eventually yr’s Genesis Invitational and he has been working with Lefty for over 5 years.
“On Tuesday [Getson] was Thursday prepared,” Mickelson mentioned. “His recreation is sharp, he’s working arduous, he’ll be an ideal caddie and I am appreciative of him stepping in to take-over for my brother.”