That’s so Phil: Mickelson Leaves $100 Tip at Kids Lemonade Stand


Here’s a classic Phil Mickelson story.

Before his opening round at the Memorial Tournament, Lefty was thirsty. So he drove to where Roland Van Karsen, 6, and his sister, Karen, 8, were running a lemonade stand at Muirfield Village.

And the kids ended up $100 richer.

“All we were doing was sitting here, then we saw this white car drive up,” Roland told the Columbus Dispatch. “He just opened the door and said, ‘Can we have a glass of lemonade?’ All it took was one little thing for him to give us a good tip.”

Ann Van Karsen, the mother of the two kids, said there wasn’t any time for photos or autographs.

“It happened so fast that we were kind of stunned,” she said. “What a great guy, though, right? So generous and the kids will have a memory like that forever.”

Watch the video of the kids, in awe of Mickelson, captured by the Columbus Dispatch below:

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