It’s not often that Phil Mickelson is the fourth-most famous person in a photo, but Thursday’s selfie at the start of the Presidents Cup certainly qualifies.
The Presidents Cup brings together the best players in the United States and the non-Europe rest of the world for a little friendly showdown on the links, and for the first time, three former presidents showed up to watch the proceedings at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all hung around the first tee watching the players tee off, but it Mickelson who had both the imagination and the security clearance to get close enough for the selfie.
Mickelson’s brother Tim posted the results:
When you can take a selfie with three US Presidents, you do it!! pic.twitter.com/E3pNlZ07gs
— Tim Mickelson (@goodwalkspoiled) September 28, 2017
Pretty serious star power in that photo. After the first players teed off, Clinton even took a few minutes to play golf analyst, breaking down the first hole at Liberty National:
Strategy for the tee shot on 1st hole @PresidentsCup?
President Clinton got the inside scoop from Phil Mickelson. pic.twitter.com/Gnn088ABSh
— Mike McAllister (@PGATOUR_mikemc) September 28, 2017
President Donald Trump is expected to attend the tournament on Sunday, marking the first time a sitting president has attended the event. We’ll see if Mickelson will try to get the quartet together.
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