Three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson put on quite the show at Augusta on Friday.
It’s always a treat to see the 46-year-old in action because you never know what’s in store. His classy personality and incredible ability make him one of the best and most likeable in the business.
Phil is known for his incredible ability around the greens but this shot took things to a new level. He laid up to the green on the par 5 13th and left himself a 61-yard pitch to the green.
Remarkably, his caddie, who goes by the nickname ‘Bones’, was holding the flagstick. Usually, a caddie may hold the flag if a player has a long put and can’t see the hole, but Phil thought he could hole this shot. It was just another priceless moment from Mickelson and embodied exactly what makes him so good: he thinks he can make any shot.
The ball landed past the hole and spun back and landed within 4 to 5 feet while remaining pin high. It was yet another stroke of genius from the American who is aiming to win his fourth Masters this weekend. He is in quite a good position to do so as he is on level par just four shots of the lead.