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Phil Mickelson takes 2-shot penalty for hitting a moving golf ball!

17 June 2018, 12:53 | Susie Olson

See Phil Mickelson's bizarre meltdown on the green at the U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson looking at his shot as it flies through the air

On his 48th birthday, Phil Mickelson endured a testing afternoon in the US Open at Shinnecock Hills. "I took the two-shot penalty, moved on, and there's not much more to say". Had he done the latter he would have been disqualified.

However you look at it, it was the kind of thing a 5-year-old does on a bad hole on a miniature golf course.

With six runners-up placings on his CV, the US Open clearly owed him one and although he began 10 behind halfway leader Dustin Johnson, hopes were high of a Mickelson charge.

On the 13th hole, Mickelson stopped his put from rolling further off the green after a bad put.

I can't believe what I just saw Phil Mickelson do at the U.S. Open. But Daly was always the combustible outlaw type, whereas Mickelson has a carefully cultivated image as one of the game's leading ambassadors. He went from shooting a 69 to making the cut to falling apart so badly that playing partner Andrew Johnston called it "a moment of madness". After three more pars following the meltdown, he bogeyed 17, then parred 18.

'That's absolutely incredible, that's Phil basically giving up and saying, "No more",' David Fay, a former executive director of the United States Golf Association, said on American television. I've had multiple times where I've wanted to do that.


"That was jarring", analyst Curtis Strange said.

Phil Mickelson came to this US Open looking to end his curse at the championship and so join the immortals who have completed the career grand slam.

"That's the most out-of-character I've ever seen Phil Mickelson", said analyst Paul Azinger.

And just in case you didn't understand, he added the following while speaking to reporters: "If somebody's offended by that, I apologize".

Mickelson ultimately got a 10 on the par 4, but the biggest incident was his disrespect toward the course.



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