Phil Mickelson, who will make his 11th consecutive start for Ryder Cup USA in just a few weeks at Hazeltine, has always been a fan favorite.
It's understandable too, given his personality, all-or-nothing approach to the game and the fact that he possesses the most worthless autograph in the game today (that's a compliment -- another way of saying he's signs more autographs than anyone and it isn't even close).
Mickelson's enthusiasm is generally pretty evident whether it's in the form of smiles, fist pumps or his patented thumbs up.
Well, the same goes for his instructional videos.
The clips you're about to see below aren't new. They're from Mickelson's DVD series, "Secrets of the Short Game."
Luckily for you -- and especially me -- they resurfaced when I was looking for something today and I couldn't help but scribble some words about them.
The shots you're about to see are amazing, but they're nothing without Phil's sell job -- he's got the excitement of a used car salesman shooting a commercial for the public assess channel.
If it weren't for his incredible 42 PGA Tour wins -- including five majors -- I'd almost think Phil missed his calling.
Here's Phil showing you how to fool your buddies with a crazy bunker shot:
And here's Phil showing you how to hit that famous backwards flop shot:
My favorite Phil lines in that second video:
"The backwards flop shot! This shot is fun!"
"Oh! Come on, baby! Do it! Awww... I misread it."
Phil is the best.