Phil Mickelson puzzled us all when he appeared to putt a moving ball during the U.S. Open at Shinnecock.
On Saturday, every person who has ever played some casual golf could relate to one of the world's best.
Phil Mickelson puzzled us all when he appeared to putt a moving ball during the U.S. Open at Shinnecock. He was on the 13th hole and was putting down a steep slope, then hit his first putt way too hard, sending the ball tumbling down past the hole and seemingly headed off the green.
He then took a quick jog over to the ball and hit it as it still seemed to be moving. His second shot didn't even go in.
As expected, Twitter had some great reactions to the play.
"Thank you for calling the US Open Rules Violation Home-Viewer Hotline. If this is about Phil Mickelson, press 1."— Pat Lynch (@patlynchsports) June 16, 2018
"All operators are busy at this moment. Please stay on the line."
These announcers for The US Open would lead to you to believe Phil Mickelson just killed a baby on the 18th green.— Paige (@PaigeCoop) June 16, 2018
Phil Mickelson’s misstep at the US Open was the most stunning thing I’ve seen on a golf course since the time Happy Gilmore ripped off a guy’s shirt, punched him so hard that he rolled down a hill and then handed the guy’s shirt to another patron at the 1996 Waterbury Open.— Scott Bell (@ScottBellDMN) June 16, 2018
These snobby golf purists laying into Phil Mickelson are a big reason why golf isn't more popular than it is. People like me feel nervous and on edge when we play a "nicer" course because we know their judgy elitist eyes are watching. The guys +10 and not coming back, relax.— Will Gracely (@WillGracely) June 16, 2018
Everyone always complains about pace of play. Phil Mickelson finds a way to speed it up and everyone complains more. I mean, you just can't win.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) June 16, 2018
What in the name of Harry Vardon did Phil Mickelson just do??— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) June 16, 2018
He just Roy McAvoy’d that last putt.
It was beautiful. Announcers making it sound like he stabbed somebody. Calm down. It’s just golf.
(Extremely Joe Buck voice)— Kevin Van Valkenburg (@KVanValkenburg) June 16, 2018
“Welcome friends, and if you’re just joining us, Phil Mickelson has lost his mind.”
USGA rules 64-2a states “Phil Mickelson is allowed a mulligan on his birthday”— Scott (@ScottyDFS) June 16, 2018
The U.S. Open concludes Sunday.