How bad? Phil made the cut, then shot 78-72 to finish three spots from dead last of all the weekend golfers, and this shot, from his third round, says it all.
Basically the five-time major champion couldn't avoid the rough this week despite not carrying a driver in his bag, and if you hit it this Oak Hill rough enough, you're going to face some nasty lies.
Mickelson's ball was obviously buried here, and while a lot of players might just chip it out, Phil tried to take it on.
What happened is what you see above.
Mickelson is a streaky golfer, and when it's good, like at Muirfield, it's very good, but when things start going south it's tough for Lefty to right the ship.
Still, a Claret Jug and a near-59 equals a pretty great season for the 43-year-old.