Presidents CupOctober 9, 2015

Here's the US team rubbing Phil Mickelson's belly for good luck at the Presidents Cup

INCHEON CITY, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 06:  Jordan Spieth (L) and Phil Mickelson of the United States team pose with his team during a photocall prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club on October 6, 2015 in  Incheon City, South Korea.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Getty ImagesINCHEON CITY, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 06: Jordan Spieth (L) and Phil Mickelson of the United States team pose with his team during a photocall prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club on October 6, 2015 in Incheon City, South Korea. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson boasts quite the resume: 42 PGA Tour wins, five majors and 21 Ryder and Presidents Cup appearances. Moreover, despite raised eyebrows at his selection as a captain's pick, Mickelson has erased second-guessing on his Presidents Cup invitation, playing well through the first two days of action at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in South Korea.

But in case you're still a Doubting Thomas on Mickelson's worth to the American squad, Phil -- or more aptly, his belly -- serves as a good-luck charm for the team:

Apparently this is not an isolated routine. After all, golfers are a superstitious bunch:

Throw in this ridiculous photo, and it's pretty evident that Mickelson is the early favorite for team MVP honors.


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