SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Phil Mickelsons frustrations are getting the best of him at the U.S. Open to the point he hit a moving ball with his putter.
It was a shocking display on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday. Mickelsons bogey putt from above the hole ran by the cup and was headed down a slope when he ran over and swatted it back toward the hole as the ball was still moving.
A remarkable sequence on Hole 13, where Phil Mickelson was assessed a two-stroke penalty for hitting a moving ball and ended up making a 10 on the hole. pic.twitter.com/kx6ieYiOGR
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 16, 2018
Mickelson is celebrating his 48th birthday, and its one he is sure to remember. With the two-shot penalty, he was given a sextuple-bogey 10 on the hole and was 10 over for his round.
It was reminiscent of John Daly hitting a moving ball at Pinehurst No. 2 in the 1999 U.S. Open.
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