Phil Mickelson loves to take risks. That’s his thing, and sometimes it pays off.
Check out how he somehow saved par after nearly hitting a ball into a creek at the Wells Fargo Championship on Sunday:
But now you have to hear just how Mickelson hit that second shot. From Golf.com:
“It was touching a rock, but somehow I was able to get way underneath the ball,” he said. “It was kind of on such a severe lie, I was able to hit it vertically. So I hit it off the toe, and the toe of my wedge is all banged up – not the sole, but the far end of the toe. I semi-played it into the rock to kick it to the right over the pin. So I went up vertically and used the side of the rock to kind of get it to go to the right.”
Asked if he had practiced that shot, Mickelson said, “I don’t know, but I’ve done it. Whether it’s in play or practice or whatever, I mean, I’ve done it growing up as a kid. I don’t know, I’ve just done it a bunch.”
Let’s break down how crazy all of that is:
1. Who else would attempt a shot like that in the first place?
2. He PLAYED IT INTO THE ROCK.
3. He damaged a wedge in the process.
4. He’s practiced hitting off rocks “a bunch.”
That’s so Lefty.