So we got home from the beach and Kenny played with Jay in their golf tournament on Saturday but then Jay had to withdraw because he had to do something with Bailey on Sunday so that meant Kenny had to withdraw too. Kenny was a little bummed at first but quickly realized that it would give him the opportunity to take Elle to Memphis for the Fed Ex tournament that he was already a little upset about missing in the first place! The tournament had a bunch of good players in it this year including Rickie Fowler and their beloved Phil Mickelson. Unfortunately Rickie did not make the cut but there were still lots of good players and Elle was excited to have a fun day with her Daddy. I was happy to hang with Walker all day too. Pretty sure we stayed in our pajamas all day! It was wonderful!
They woke up bright and early and Elle had already picked out her outfit and everything! She wanted to wear her Masters shirt since we had watched Phil play at the Masters just a couple months ago. They hit up Shipley's on the way out of town and got into Memphis around 9. Kenny bought them club passes. Elle is a lucky girl! But it really is better for them with her being young and it being so warm. They can go inside, use the bathroom, enjoy the air conditioner and eat and cool off. It is a good home base for them and they also have a good view.
All ready to go to the tournament in the outfit she picked out.
Ready to hit the road.
Donut Holes for tournament energy.
Kenny gave her a ball from our dinner the night before.
We recently started stopping at Redbox on road trips and she loves it!
Headed out to find Phil.
Getting their game plan together over a coke and a bag of chips.
They found Phil on some holes and were able to watch him play for a while. After seeing him for a little while they had not managed to get his attention but Elle was standing watching him go to another hole when Phil's caddy - Bones noticed sweet Elle standing there and came over to Kenny and Elle and asked if she had been given a ball yet. They said no and he threw Elle one of Phil's balls. She was so excited! This is her second ball of Phil's and it had the same markings on it! Plus it was fun that they got to talk to Bones some.
Cooling off! It was really really hot that day!
Waiting for Phil to come through!
Watching Phil in the clubhouse.
Ice cream break!
At the end of the day Kenny and Elle were in the clubhouse walking down some stairs and were getting ready to go home. And as they came around on the stairs Phil came out of a room from doing interviews and he had people coming up to him. Kenny picked Elle up and Phil noticed her above some of the other people and asked for them to hand over a club pass and he signed it. He told Kenny again as he has before that he was happy that he had brought Elle out to the tournament. It was the perfect ending to a great day for them!
Signed by Phil!
Elle with her Phil ball.