14 Jun '13, 12am

What jet lag? Phil felt the love Thursday, and he loved Merion right back

What jet lag? Phil felt the love Thursday, and he loved Merion right back

ARDMORE, Pa. -- When Phil Mickelson's daughter Amanda addressed her eighth-grade class during her graduation ceremony on Wednesday -- a speech Phil flew back from Philadelphia to San Diego to hear -- she quoted not Abraham Lincoln, or Mahatma Gandhi, or Bobby Jones. No, her father revealed after his opening-round, no-signs-of-jet-lag 67 at the 2013 U.S. Open on Thursday, she instead chose the words of the newscasting, flute-playing philosopher made famous by Will Ferrell in the 2004 comedy Anchorman. “In the words of Ron Burgundy,” Amanda told her classmates and family, “We're kind of a big deal.” The line killed, Phil said, because Amanda wasn’t bragging, she was simply paying homage to all the great things her classmates had accomplished -- with a nod to one of San Diego's most beloved fictional characters. That Phil witnessed the moment was a testament to both his famil...

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