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Phil Mickelson wants YOU to watch the Ryder Cup

September 05, 2018

In case you missed it, yesterday evening kung-fu sensei, John Travolta School of Dance graduate, and off-duty regional sales manager Phil Mickelson was announced by Captain Picard, er, Furyk as one of three U.S. Ryder Cup captains alongside Newsies star Bryson DeChambeau and Tiger Woods. Phil hasn't exactly been on fire this summer, but he's been there and done that, and his experience could prove valuable down the stretch at Le Golf National. Don't believe us? Just check out this Yankee Doodle Dandy that Phil posted to Twitter moments after Tuesday's announcement.

The appropriate response here is wow. Not sure where or when Phil snapped this gem, but it has us seeing stars and hearing the screech of an eagle soaring somewhere high overhead. In Phil's own words, it's "patriotic" and "PHIERCE" and is sure to have Sergio and co. shaking in their spikes come the end of the month.

Until, then it represents a personal win for Phil, who got off to a rocky start with the whole Twitter thing a few weeks back but seems to be rounding into form at just the right time. Suffice to say, America is [puts face in palms, exhales deeply] PHEELING IT.