Phil Mickelson is like a fine wine, he only gets better with age. And we're not talking about his golf game, but rather his personality.
Lefty, much like Tiger Woods, was all business in his prime. But as he's moved into his 40's his outlook has changed with this influxion of young and enthusiastic talent around him on the PGA Tour.
There has been a cultural shift brought on by guys like Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas — and Mickelson has bought into it.
The shift in Mickelson's outlook started last year during the Dell Technologies Championship when he asked for some advice from a young fan on how to hit a long approach shot.
The young fan's response was priceless:
This year we've seen Mickelson do a few wild things on the course, like hitting a moving putt to save some time in the U.S. Open:
A remarkable sequence on Hole 13, where Phil Mickelson was assessed a two-stroke penalty for hitting a moving ball and ended up making a 10 on the hole. pic.twitter.com/kx6ieYiOGR— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2018
And rubbing a lucky duck hat a day later in the final round of the U.S. Open for good luck. Mickelson would end up shooting 69.
But the dance moves that Lefty displayed in his new Mizzen and Main commercial broke the internet last week. Can you blame them? It's impossible not to sit in awe as Phil Mickelson displays high leg-kicks and does "the worm" while dodging imaginary golf balls screaming by.
It certainly had his fellow PGA Tour players in shock as they watched his dance moves at the WGC Bridgestone last week. Justin Thomas, who is close with Mickelson, doubts he could watch the entire video all the way through while Tommy Fleetwood was inspired to buy 10 of the Mizzen and Main shirts.
But the dancing didn't stop with just the commercial as both fans and broadcasters asked Mickelson for an encore presentation, which he happily obliged to.
Mickelson has become a golf treasure both on and off the course. Even at the age of 46, he is still able to win amongst the deepest pool of players this sport has ever seen. This season Mickelson has six Top-10 finishes and one win (WGC Mexico) in 19 starts made this season.
He could certainly be a captain's pick on Jim Furyk's Ryder Cup team this fall. And you better believe that those dance moves will resurface if he drains a long putt for team U.S.A.
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