If you're a golf fanatic like I am, you are probably glued to the TV watching the Masters this weekend. One of the stars I always keep my eye on is Phil Mickelson, who also happens to be the son of a Navy veteran. Dad first put the club in Phil Jr.'s hands when he was only 18 months old, and it has been a wonderful ride ever since.
Phil Senior’s Navy background, no doubt, is where Phil Mickelson gets his world-class discipline - he has had an illustrious career, winning three Masters titles.
We recognized Phil with our “VetFamily” award soon after he received his third Master's title, profiling the recovery of his wife and mother from cancer. They both, thankfully, prevailed, and Phil continues to withstand the test of time competing at the highest level – sometimes against kids nearly half his age.
Win or lose this weekend, he will always be a fan-favorite at Veterans Advantage.