Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nix on Paris: A Parenting Story from Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson was getting serious with his girlfriend, Amy, when he went to Paris to play a golf tournament and wanted her to go with him. So he asked her parents, Gary and Renee McBride, and ''explained to them how this was somehow a good idea.''

''Gary, in his great parenting, put it on us and said, 'Listen, you're going to have plenty of time to go to Paris together. Amy, it's your decision. But you're not going,''' Mickelson said during his induction speech for the World Golf Hall of Fame, as the room laughed. ''I do want to say to him that we still have not been to Paris together.''

That's about to change. Mickelson said they would go to Paris in a few weeks for his wife's 40th birthday.

(Doug Ferguson, AP story.)