Phil Mickelson’s professional life may be filled with endless controversies, but as far as his personal life is concerned, Lefty enjoys a happy family life. In an old interview, Mickelson revealed a family tradition he follows on a regular basis which shows his emotions towards his children.
Phil and his wife of 25 years Amy Mickelson share three children together. There have been speculations that the couple had a fourth child in 2021 however the details of it are unclear.
Nearly a decade ago, Mickelson gave an interview in which he shared his personal life. Among with several details, he revealed a family tradition that he consistently follows to this day.
Mickelson’s adorable tradition with his children
The then 41-year-old talked about how during his prime playing days, it was hard for Mickelson to find time for his family. So whenever he did find time, he cherished every second of it.
Phil Mickelson said, “My favorite little tradition is that I take my kids to breakfast before school. It’s my time with them. Now that they have school and they have after school stuff and homework, at night I don’t really get a lot of time with them, especially time when they’re focused.” He also added how he always has dinner together with his family.
However, Lefty shared his special love for the breakfast with his children. He said, “But my deal is taking them for breakfast. Amy doesn’t usually come…she’s always welcome to but usually doesn’t and I’ll take one a day and if I don’t have enough days I’ll take them all, but I really love getting them one on one.”
Phil Mickelson ended by saying that he asks questions to his children in order to understand them better. Lefty said, “It’s my opportunity to ask them about what’s going on in their life, how things are going at school, what kinds of tests they have coming up this week, how their friends are doing–things like that. And it’s the time I cherish the most.”
After Mickelson’s jump to LIV Golf, he received massive public scrutiny for his decision. But it’s stories like these that made us fall in love with the 6-time Major Champion.
How many kids does Phil Mickelson have?
Amanda Brynn, Evan Samuel, and Sophia Isabel are Amy and Mickelson’s three children. The oldest, Amanda, was born in 1999, a few days after Mickelson finished in second place at the US Open. The 22-year-old is currently a student at Brown University.
Sophia, the second child, has little interest in sports. She is actually a talented artist and aspiring actor. In the San Diego-based movie “Rutamadre,” where she played Daisy, she made her acting debut. She has also received training in contemporary and ballet dancing.
His youngest born is Evan Samuel, born in 2003. Amy tore an artery in her uterus as a result of difficulties during the birth of her son. Thankfully, following medical intervention, both were in good condition. According to sources, he has begun his training and wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.