Mickelson's order excites Krispy Kreme staff

Phil Mickelson: 2010 Masters Tournament champion made a quick trip to Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Monday.

Angel Burley knew from the player's pass on the windshield that a golfer was coming to her drive-through window at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Washington Road. It wasn't until she saw the green jacket that she realized who he was.


Burley, a worker at the store, said she peered out of the window Monday to find a smiling Phil Mickelson and his daughter.

"When I opened the window I see the green jacket," Burley said. "I said: 'You won yesterday,' and he started smiling and said, 'Yeah.' "

Burley said she recognized him because her boyfriend made her watch the tournament Sunday.

Mickelson ordered a dozen each of glazed, chocolate and mixed donuts, she said. Burley said she and her co-workers snapped photos of the Masters Tournament champion before handing over his order.

Greg Carswell, the manager of the store, took a photo and gave the champ the doughnuts for free.

"He was humble," Carswell said. "You would think it was just a regular day for him."

Burley said it was no surprise to see golfers at the store. All week, they had been stopping by.

When she first saw the Mercedes on Monday, Burley thought it was another green jacket wearer.

"I thought it was Fuzzy (Zoeller) coming back through," she said.

Teacher picked to go to academy

Virginia Stephens, a teacher of gifted pupils at River Ridge Elementary School, has won one of 200 spots at the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in New York this summer.

Phil and Amy Mickelson started the academy with the help of ExxonMobil, the National Science Teachers Association and Math Solutions to provide teachers with interactive teaching tools.

"They're going to teach us updated teaching techniques for math and science," Stephens said.

She was nominated by her son, Will, a fifth-grader at River Ridge, who was one of her students last year.