‘They sang happy birthday’: Phil Mickelson explains viral gorilla video

Phil, can you explain the gorilla video?

The question was posed to Phil Mickelson on Friday after the first round of the LIV Golf event at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Mickelson’s bizarre cameo in a welcome video for new LIV commentator David Feherty went viral when the 52-year-old appeared masked and in front of a pack of bouncers.

However, details were scant at the time, prompting the reporter’s random question.

Mickelson went on to explain that he and his wife, Amy, had booked a trip to Africa eight months ago for Amy’s 50th birthday, which was in May. The itinerary called for a few days in Rwanda and then Tanzania, and part of the first stop included time in a reserve.

“It seemed like it was a reserve, but one day a month the gorillas come out of the jungle,” Mickelson said. “There’s like a wall there and they come out of the jungle and eat some of the eucalyptus trees for the salt and the stem, and we were lucky to see them that day because we had a much better view of the whole family. Amy is very excited because a little baby gorilla came up to her and bumped into her. She seems to have that effect on all animals. They all come to her. But it was a really special trip for us.”

The story was too much for Henrik Stenson, who was also part of the press, not to weigh in.

“Did the gorilla bring you a birthday present?” Stenson joked.

To which Mickelson replied, “They sang Happy Birthday to him.”

Source: www.golfchannel.com