Mickelson's one stop after Masters win fed media

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- When Phil Mickelson shed the label of the greatest player to never have won a major at the 2004 Masters Tournament, what followed was a media blitz that included appearances with David Letterman, Oprah, Jay Leno and on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

A day after winning the green jacket, Phil Mickelson was caught on camera in the Krispy Kreme drive-through by workers at the Washington Road doughnut store.   File/Special
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A day after winning the green jacket, Phil Mickelson was caught on camera in the Krispy Kreme drive-through by workers at the Washington Road doughnut store.

The only public appearance Mickelson made after this year's Masters victory came the morning after on Washington Road at the drive-through window of Krispy Kreme as he ordered doughnuts.

"Throughout the week I don't eat a lot of sugar or carbs during a tournament," he said. "My kids wanted doughnuts, and I told them Monday morning we'd go to Krispy Kreme and grab something. ... It was a little chilly, so I threw on a jacket and went through the drive-through."

It was a green jacket. By the time he flew home to California a few hours later, the picture of him behind the wheel wearing the iconic symbol of an Augusta champion was everywhere online.

"It's fascinating because it just shows how things have changed over the last 20 years," said Mickelson, noting that nobody even had cell phones when he started dating his wife, Amy, in college. "Everybody is media now. The lady behind the counter at Krispy Kreme is media. It's an interesting thing to get used to."

Mickelson returns to his day job and the spotlight this week at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte after taking "some great family time."

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thatch56 04/29/10 - 07:32 am
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That is so cool!

That is so cool!

flipa
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flipa 04/29/10 - 08:23 am
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SEE, i told ya' there was

SEE, i told ya' there was other Golfers at the masters this year other than just Tiger. I seen um. haha ha hah

This should be made into a Rick McKee style comic with Tigers shadow over Phil with that tear rolling down his cheek as he hugged his dear wife.

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