What Phil Mickelson just announced proves that God is using him in extraordinary ways. This is so inspiring…
Many people know golfer Phil Mickelson for his signature left-handed swing and incomparable success, but it’s what he just did away from the golf course that’s causing a sensation stronger than any of his victories. After watching the video below, you’ll know why this announcement is such a big deal.
Fans were rooting for Mickelson to win the U.S. Open this weekend, with it being the only major tournament keeping him from the career Grand Slam. He holds the U.S. Open record with six runner-up finishes, and golf enthusiasts thought that Mickelson would finally win this year. That’s when God decided to remind everyone who’s REALLY in charge.
Mickelson had been hoping there might be a four-hour delay that would allow him to watch his daughter graduate and zoom across the country in his private jet. Instead, the U.S. Open began Thursday under sunshine with little threat of bad weather all day.
Realizing there was no chance to get from his daughter’s high school graduation in California to make his tee time in Wisconsin, Phil Mickelson withdrew from the U.S. Open. It’s a decision that’s sending shockwaves throughout not only the sports industry, but also men of all ages everywhere.
“It’s a tournament that I want to win the most,” Mickelson said of the scheduling conflict. “The only way to win is if you play and have a chance. But this is one of those moments where you look back on life and you just don’t want to miss it. I’ll be really glad that I was there and present.”
His daughter Amanda is valedictorian and senior class president at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California, and is scheduled to give a commencement speech.
This isn’t the first time Phil Mickelson put family first. When his wife and mother were both diagnosed with breast cancer within just a few weeks in 2009, Mickelson took a voluntary break to be there for them.
“As a professional golfer, competing in major championships, and winning them, is my main objective. But I’ve always said family is my number one priority,” he said while announcing his decision at the time.
While observing Phil Mickelson’s withdrawal from the U.S. Open, I couldn’t help but think of Matthew 6:21. In world overflowing with earthly desires, Mickelson is reminding everyone what a real man looks like. His genuine love and devotion to family stands above the rest.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21
Thank you, Phil Mickelson, for being an example everyone can look up to. Please share this article to show the world how important it is to prioritize family!