Oh no Phil…WGC-Mexico Champion Phil Mickelson had a rather awkward first encounter with the third round leader at the WGC-mexico Championship, Shubhankar Sharma. The 21 year-old led the event after three rounds but as we all know now Mickelson soon seized the day in the final round to claim the victory. But it was a month ago when this awkward encounter occurred. Sharma, wanting to meet the 5-time Major winner for the first time attempted to introduce himself to Phil on a practice green, but there was a problem…Phil thought Sharma was simply a member of the media and asked him to go away! Thankfully he soon realised his mistake and made it up to Sharma.
“He probably thought we were media and said, ‘Not right now. After the round.” 😂
Shubhankar Sharma will NEVER forget the first time he met Phil Mickelson. 👍 pic.twitter.com/K1U4ARlmrv
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 4, 2018
He will certainly never forget his first encounter with lefty!