Concrete, Water, Mud: Watch Phil Mickelson’s Wild Triple at The Honda Classic

On Friday at The Honda Classic, Phil Mickelson made the turn at 3-under par, and comfortably above the projected +1 cut line. But after a three-putt bogey on No. 10, the 50-year old walked to the 11th tee at 2-under par.

And that’s when it got interesting.

Mickelson’s 287-yard tee ball went way left, and landed OB in the water. After a drop and a one-stroke penalty, Phil was forced to hit his approach from a concrete cart path. With 177 yards to the hole, Phil needed his ball to travel about 167 to land on the green. Unfortunately, Phil’s Callaway went just 157 and landed in a muddy area of the water guarding the green.

Phil Mickelson The Honda Classic
Phil Mickelson plays a shot from the cart path on the 11th hole during the second round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Champion course on Mar 19, 2021 in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

From the muck, Phil then flew the green, and after a chip-on (that barely stayed up), the 50-year old two-putted for triple bogey 7.

And just like that, in the span of two holes, Phil went from 3-under par to 2-over par, and was now in danger of missing the cut.

But as Phil often does, he closed with three birdies on Nos. 12, 14, and 18 to get back in the red at 1-under par.

Phil’s Triple Bogey: TourCast

Phil Mickelson TourCast
A sky view of Phil Mickelson’s triple bogey on No. 11 via PGA Tour’s TOURCast.

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