One of the things I used to enjoy (well, still enjoy when time permits) is a game of golf. Although a shadow of my former self on the links, it’s a game I still have great respect for. And there is no one else in the game (other than John Daly – rightfully so) who take more grief than Phil Mickelson. However, this classy move on Lefty’s part last weekend was my favorite sports story of the week. Dr. Buchholz is the doctor treating both Mickelsons wife and mother for cancer.
This shows that not all news is bad news, and some sports stars do “get it”.
Mickelson had invited Dr. Tom Buchholz, a radiation oncologist at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, to the tournament along with many other doctors and hospital staff. And on Sunday, on the 14th tee, when Phil was out of contention — hold the jokes for half a second — he invited Buchholz to take the bag from regular caddy Bones Mackay.
“This man has helped us through some of the toughest times that we’ve gone through,” Mickelson said. “He’s the best at what he does.”
Nice move from Mickelson. If the Gods of Augusta respect karma, Lefty’s going in with a little extra bump.
-LTB (Golf Hack at Large)