Two young entrepreneurs in Dublin, Ohio, may now have a new favorite pro golfer.
Roland Van Karsen, 6, and his sister Elise, 8, were selling lemonade on Thursday near where pro golfers were competing in the Memorial Tournament when a high-profile customer left them a substantial tip.
Golfing pro Phil Mickelson purchased a cup of lemonade for $1 and then left the youngsters $99 more as a thank-you for the beverage.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, Elise didn’t recognize Mickelson, but Roland, who’d watched the pros practice the day before, did.
“All we were doing was sitting here, and all we saw was this white car drive up, and it was close, and he said, ‘Can I have a glass of lemonade?’ and all it took was one little thing for him to give us a good tip,” Roland told the paper.
The kids’ mom told the newspaper she was impressed with Mickelson’s generosity.
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“It happened so fast that we were kind of stunned. What a great guy, though, right? So generous and the kids will have a memory like that forever,” she said.
The kids have big plans for the money, too: Roland wants a Nerf gun and Elise would like a Kindle.