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Mickelson’s Epic Shot: Like He “Dropped It Out Of His Pocket”

Phil Mickelson is a fan favorite on Tour, and it’s because of shots like this one in the opening round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

A wayward tee shot on the par-3 8th hole at the North Course forced Phil to play his second shot out of some downhill rough, and to a green that runs away.

But the 5-time major champion absolutely nails it with a 64-degree wedge shot – landing his Callaway golf ball so perfectly it was as if he “dropped it out of his pocket,” said an amazed Nick Faldo.

Phil being Phil. ?

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Mickelson would go on to tap it in to save par, and finish his round at 1-under par.

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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