Winning on and off the course

Mickelson’s victory at Pebble Beach makes an impact in the community

This week on the PGA Tour, Phil Mickelson returns to historic Pebble Beach Golf Links to defend his title at the 2020 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Last year, Mickelson delivered his best performance of the season at the AT&T, coming back from a three-shot deficit in the final round to claim his fifth career tournament title at Pebble Beach, tied for the most in tournament history. The win was his 50th as a professional and the 14th in his home state of California, the latter also tied for most all-time in professional golf. And although the win made an impact on Mickelson’s storied career, its greatest impact was felt in the local community.

Thanks to KPMG’s Inspiring Win program, Flynn Elementary School in San Francisco received a refurbished school library as a result of Mickelson’s thrilling victory. The Inspiring Win program reflects KPMG's values and continued commitment to our communities by providing essentials like new books, e-readers and school supplies to a local school in the area where one of KPMG’s golf brand ambassadors wins a tournament.

Volunteers from the KPMG San Francisco office also spent a Saturday in mid-January updating the library with new materials, including books, e-readers, educational games, and school supplies. The following Monday the new library was unveiled to the students where local San Francisco children’s author Pamela Mayer made a guest appearance and read her book, “Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup”.

Mickelson, a KPMG ambassador since 2008, is an advocate of the importance of education and expressed his gratitude to KPMG on social media: “Love that my win at the ATT Pro-Am is making a positive impact in the community,” Mickelson posted on Twitter. “Great job by the KPMG team!”

Click here for a short video on the library refurbishment at Flynn Elementary, and good luck to Phil as he defends his title this week!