Thursday, March 8

Scared to Play with Phil Mickelson

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)


Miranda said...

I was scared to get too close to the golfers when I went to the Bridgestone Invitational. It's easy to be their fans and to watch them, but there's just something about interacting with really great, famous people like golfers that can give you the willies.

As for Mickelson himself and Ramsay, I don't think Ramsay is afraid of the man, but probably the professional resume of the player.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yeah, even though Phil is a big teddy bear I know I'd have a bad case of the shakes if I teed it up with him.