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 was a mentor with the LPGA Tour’s Buick Invitational team.
The Match: Champions for Charity event was a team effort and Phil was there for every day of the two week event. He was there for the group meetings and he stayed until the very end when the team was presenting their awards at the annual LPGA awards show. He worked out with Ray Dent and Bobby Jones as a helper for the team. During the charity event he assisted in the creation of the DVD.
In The Match: Champions for Charity, Phil was the commentator for the action. He joined the production team as a play-by-play guy and did some work on the television set. After he got more involved in the production he became the commentator for the event. He’s also done commentary for different events on the tour, most notably the Buick Invitational. He has covered nearly 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 aside from the charity event, he had been a part of throughout his career. He has called the British Open, The Masters, The Bridgestone Invitational, The Spots, 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 isn’t just Phil’s job but it is his passion. It means so much to him to do a good job for the charity that he is covering. That is why he goes above and beyond to ensure that the event is ideal. For example, he’ll call the action from the golf course and comment on how well or how badly the program is going. He also gets the weather reports and tells 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 scoring system and how they are being implemented at the charity event. He will allow the audience know what they’re searching for, what the scoring rules are, and how they could apply them to their game of golf. This could consist of explaining the parlay, the penalty, tee times, and other elements. He is happy to discuss all of the topics related to the charity event and clarify the rules.
Phil’s love of golf doesn’t end with his job with the Match. As a matter of fact, it runs deep. He 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 game. He was so proud and happy for accomplishing this great task, and he understands that the proceeds will benefit the charity.
Phil has done many amazing things as a professional golfer. He has won the Masters three times, has been to the Masters twice, and has worked commentary for a number of other greats. He has brought a lot to the television screen, and he hopes to keep on doing this in the future. He has a wonderful love of golfing and is eager to do whatever is necessary to share his love with others, particularly people who truly need it.