Phil Mickelson takes surprise visit to Callaway to celebrate British Open
Phil Mickelson let all of Callaway's employees revel in his 2013 British Open win by holding the Claret Jug.
Phil Mickelson, a man of the people.
Mickelson has long been known as the social butterfly of a sport that often creates recluses (or even hermits) out of its athletes. That was on full display earlier this week when he made a surprise visit to Callaway headquarters in Carlsbad, California to let all its employees hold the Claret Jug.
Oh, and did we mention Mickelson went wearing flip flops and didn't tell anyone he was coming until the morning of his trip?
Mickelson apparently texted Callaway CEO Chip Brewer on Wednesday morning and showed up Wednesday afternoon.
"I know there's a lot of you," Mickelson said, according to Callaway’s Twitter page, "but I want everyone to hold the jug."
No matter how you feel about Lefty, that's pretty cool. There are so many people you never see behind the scenes working on gear and other parts of these golfers' games and it was really great of Mickelson to recognize some of those people -- to take some photos and let them hold his prized trophy.
Here are a few more photos from the visit. You can see more on Callaway's Facebook page.
Our Latest Stories
Rickie Fowler closed like a boss on Saturday at PGA National, but now can he shut down the...
Shawn Stefani removed all of his clothing to hit a ball out of the water on Friday at PGA...
Two golfers look to capitalize on early success at PGA National
Rory McIlroy released a statement on Friday about playing with POTUS
El Nino had to shoo away some geese at the Honda Classic on Friday
On Pat Perez, the media and how we talk when we talk about Tiger Woods