Sunday, August 11, 2013

Phil Mickelson’s week at Oak Hill summed up in one swing

Phil Mickelson did not play well this week at the PGA Championship. Like, he didn't play well at all. Bad. Very, very bad.
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.

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