Mr. Nice Guy. A permanent sheepish grin. Who could possibly be afraid to play golf with Phil Mickelson?
Richie Ramsay, 23, the current U.S. Amateur champion who hails from Aberdeen, Scotland.
As is tradition, the current U.S. Amateur champion will be paired with the defending Masters champion (Lefty) for the first two trips around Augusta National at the 2007 Masters Tournament.
BBC Sport Golf reported that Ramsay said the thought of playing with Phil Mickelson is “quite a scary thing.” “If I wasn't nervous there would be something wrong with me,” Ramsay was quoted as saying.
The last time a British amateur made the cut at the Masters? Peter McEvoy in 1978. McEvoy thinks Ramsay can do it, too.
We'll know in about a month.
The Armchair Golfer
(Source and photo: BBC Sport Golf)