Hats off to Phil

Phil Mickelson is one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game and he has three green jackets to prove it. His stellar performance included one of the greatest golf shots of all time.

On the par-5 13th, he hooked his ball right, ending up behind a couple of trees in the rough (pine needles). Nursing a two shot lead, one expected the big Philly cheese steak to take his medicine and knock it out on the fairway. He had other ideas.
An unimpeded swing and a gap between the trees was a chance to slip one arm in the green jacket again. He fired a 189metre, 6-iron through the trees and across the water guarding the green. The ball finished a metre from the hole.
Mickelson missed the eagle putt but it was an easy birdie and went on to win the 2010 US Masters by three strokes from Lee Westwood.
A lot of people aren’t fans of Phil Mickelson and throwing fans out of tournaments because they sledge doesn’t help change their view of him but today’s performance was amazing.
That shot on fifteen was as gutsy as you’ll get and is now firmly entrenched in golf history.
P.S. Anyone impressed I didn’t mention anything about Ten’s awful Masters coverage?

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2 thoughts on “Hats off to Phil

  • April 12, 2010 at 03:21
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    I don’t know how you held yourself back from making a comment about the coverage! It was woeful!! Its hard enough as it is to stay awake that early in the morning but when there is 3mins of action then 5 mins of ads it makes it harder. No wonder golf isn’t as popular in OZ as it should be.

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  • April 12, 2010 at 03:54
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    The CBS coverage here in California was so bad I went out an mowed the lawn..

    Enough to turn one off as beer.

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