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This is a photo I took of Phil Mickelson during a practice round at the 2010 AT&T Pro-Am in Pebble Beach. I’m a big fan of his and it was really exciting to be able to be out there on a practice day and photograph him. But what makes this even better is our cousins Gary and Lori come out here each year and volunteer at the tournament. This year, Lori was a walking scorer for Phil’s group on Saturday’s round. I had this shot and two others printed up and I asked her to give them to Phil and one photo of Phil and his caddy “Bones” to give to Bones as well. I also had another set of prints done which Lori asked Phil to autograph for us, which he very graciously did. So, the next time you come visit us here, you’ll find this image, signed by Phil, hanging on our wall. Thanks Phil, it was a great win this year — and — Thanks Lori for getting the autographs.
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The photo was taken February 10, 2010 with a Canon EOS 40D, EF70-200mm f/4L IS lens + 1.4x tele-extender, 1/1000 sec at f/10, ISO 1000 on SanDisk Extreme IV Digital Film.
Very cool photos and they look even better in print. I like that you’ve captured two sides of Phil . . . serious and pensive with his club, but light and fun in the photo with Bones. Thank you Lori and Gary for carrying and delivering the prints and for getting the autograph!
Great, Marty! A moment captured. Love the story.
Incredible photo. You can read so much in his face.
Thank you for sharing this with us.