Phil Mickerson is the brains behind the charity Game The Match: Champions for Charity. He’s a well-known commentator and has commentary on the PGA Tour on Golf Channel. He worked with fellow tour players when they had been called together by the LPGA to help put on a charity event. He also was a mentor with the LPGA Tour’s Buick Invitational team.
The Match: Champions for Charity event was a group effort and Phil was there for each day of the two week event. He was there for the team meetings and he stayed until the very end once the team was presenting their awards at the annual LPGA awards show. He worked out with Ray Dent and Bobby Jones as an assistant for the team. Throughout the charity event he assisted in the creation of the DVD.
In The Match: Champions for Charity, Phil was the commentator for Its action. He first joined the production team as a play-by-play man and did a little work on the tv set. After he got more involved in the production he became the commentator for the occasion. He’s also done commentary for different events on the tour, most notably the Buick Invitational. He has covered almost every major golf event on TV since the beginning of the network. He’s been covering British Open, U.S. Open, The Bridgestone Invitational, The British Open, The Masters, The Ryder Cup, and The Regions.
Phil has covered a number of other events besides the charity event, he had been a part of during his career. He’s called the British Open, The Masters, The Bridgestone Invitational, The Regions, The Ryder Cup, The PGA Championship, The European Tour, and the Buick Invitational. These events helped him gain valuable experience for his job as a commentator.
The Match is not just Phil’s job but it is his passion. It means so much to him to do a fantastic job for the charity he is covering. That is why he goes above and beyond to make sure the event is ideal. For example, he’ll call the action from the golf course and comment on how well or how poorly the program is going. He also gets the weather reports and informs the viewers how he feels about the weather conditions.
Another part of the job that Phil does is to help the audience make sense of the golf rules. He explains the grading system and how they are being implemented at the charity event. He will allow the audience know what they’re looking for, what the scoring rules are, and how they could apply them to their game of golf. This could include explaining the parlay, the penalty, tee times, and other factors. He is happy to discuss all of the topics regarding the charity event and clarify the principles.
Phil’s love of golf does not end with his work with the Match. As a matter of fact, it runs deep. He even took time out from his hectic schedule to finish a charity event in Africa for the AIDS Foundation. He made some spectacular golf shots down the last hole, then did the honors as the player who raised the most money during the match. He was so pleased and happy for accomplishing this great endeavor, and he knows that the proceeds will benefit the charity.
Phil has done many amazing things as a professional golfer. He’s won the Masters three times, has been to the Masters twice, and has worked commentary for a number of other greats. He’s brought a lot to the tv screen, and he expects to keep on doing so in the future. He has a wonderful love of golfing and is eager to do whatever it takes to share his love with others, especially people who truly need it.