Augusta locker room guys bummed when Mickelson won Masters

Phil Mickelson at the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday. (Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson at the Par 3 Contest on Wednesday. (Getty Images)

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This story about Phil Mickelson is fantastic. Brian Wacker of wrote a great oral history of Mickelson's first major win back in 2004 over Ernie Els and it included a great tale from Mickelson's caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay.

Mackay said he was waiting around for Mickelson late on Sunday night when he saw Lefty in the parking lot at Augusta.

I'll let him pick it up from there:

"I’m in the parking lot to help him load up when he leaves. I left for a second to go to the restroom. It’s 9 or 10 p.m. and I walk into the parking lot where his car is and there’s Phil with three guys and he’s hugging them all. I’m thinking to myself, 'If Phil’s giving a guy a hug, I’m going to know who these guys are, having worked for him so long.' I didn’t.

I think, 'What in the world is this?' They all leave and I ask Phil, 'What’s that all about?' As people know, Phil is a really big tipper. They were the guys from the lower locker room who were semi-despondent that they were losing him to the Champion's locker room. They were all kind of hugging him goodbye."


Pretty great stuff from Phil's caddie and I can imagine a giddy Mickelson hugging a bunch of dudes with the green jacket draped all over him.

Right before that Krispy Kreme trip.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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