During the second round of the Valspar Championship, Phil Mickelson was doing, well, Phil Mickelson things. Like making ho-hum pars from impossible positions, and then getting wild at the worst possible time.
First the good Phil: After driving into the tree area on the left side of the 6th fairway, Phil hit a near-perfect punch out which traveled about 126 yards to the middle of the fairway.
Commentator Colt Knost joked, “Honestly, he missed everything I thought he might hit.”
Phil then hit a perfect half pitch from 62 yards, checking his ball three feet from the hole, leading to a nice par save.
Watch Phil Mickelson’s Amazing Par at the Valspar Championship
Three-video slideshow. Swipe to see Phil’s approach and putt.
After adding birdies on Nos. 11, 12, and 13, the 50-year old golf legend was 2 under on the tournament and looking like a sure bet to make the weekend’s cut at even par, particularly with the par-5 14th on deck.
Unfortunately, the good Phil turned bad, and made par on the par-5 (a lost stroke, basically) and then bogeyed two of his final three holes to miss the cut by a single stroke.
Watch Phil Mickelson’s Three-Straight Birdies at the Valspar Championship
Three-video slideshow. Swipe to see each of Phil’s three birdies.
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