Apr 9, 2017

Phil Mickelson flubs an approach shot and cards worst ever score on Augusta National's third hole

Phil Mickelson’s had a pretty good start to his third round at the 2017 Masters. He birdied holes one and two, but then he got to three and a minor disaster struck.

It’s particularly uncharacteristic because Mickelson’s wedge game is absolutely unparalleled on tour. Mickelson did his best impression of me on a golf course, and that’s not good.

Mickelson would go on to miss a fairly decent putt on the green after landing it on with a subsequent approach, and according to CBS the six he carded on Augusta National’s No. 3 is the worst he’s ever scored on the hole in nearly 100 tournament rounds. MIckelson would rebound to par his next two holes, but the six throws him off the pace on moving day if he’s going to go low and challenge for a green jacket.

A miraculous comeback by Mickelson would give him a fourth green jacket, and it’d put him in company with Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer as men with four or more Masters wins.

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