Phil Mickelson's days as one of the world's best golfers may be winding down, but the recently turned 49-year-old is just entering his prime on social media. After finally joining Twitter and Instagram last summer in what appeared to be just a move to promote THE MATCH with Tiger Woods, Mickelson has maintained active accounts and become a must-follow for his antics like preparing for the Ryder Cup with a sniper rifle, and his random daggers like when he roasted Matt Kuchar for his tipping habits while rolling up to Augusta National for a Saturday tee time at the Masters. And now, he's going to become a storyteller.
On Wednesday, Mickelson released what he dubbed "the first edition of 'Phireside with Phil,'" which he bills as a series of stories from his PGA Tour career. It's a clever nod to the FDR's famed "Fireside chats," although, as many people pointed out, the way the video is shot makes it seem like Phil is sitting on a toilet with a scented candle. Either way, it's still glorious, especially Mickelson wearing his World Golf Hall of Fame jacket. And in fact, Phil's first story involves a little potty humor. Sort of. Anyway, take it away, Phil!
OK, I did NOT see that ending coming. Great story, Phil. Let's hope to see/hear these videos, um, phrequently.