Phil Mickelson greets little girl who runs onto the course

Phil Mickelson greets little girl who runs onto the course

Credit: WCNC.com

Phil Mickelson pats a little girl on the head after she ran under the ropes onto the fairway of the third hole Wednesday afternoon at the Quail Hollow Championship Pro-Am.

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

NewsChannel 36

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 28 at 6:29 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As Phil Mickelson was walking down the fairway of the third hole Wednesday afternoon at the Quail Hollow Championship Pro-Am a little girl in pigtails ran under the ropes and onto the course.

No, it wasn't his daughter running to greet her dad.  This was a little girl who slipped under the ropes and took off running toward the Masters champ.  The girl's dad was one step behind, trying to stop her. 

Mickelson and his caddie stopped to greet the girl. Mickelson patted the girl on the head with a smile and gave her his golf ball.

The dad and his daughter quickly left the fairway and slipped back under the ropes. Mickelson continued walking to the green with a smile on his face.

Later in the afternoon, Mickelson pulled out of the Pro-Am because of dehydration. He is expected to play in the tournament Thursday.

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