Phil Mickelson's Extraordinary Use Of Driver For Second Shot

Phil Mickelson's Extraordinary Use Of Driver For Second Shot

Phil Mickelson's Extraordinary Use Of Driver For Second Shot

There have been flashes of vintage Phil in there but the three-time Masters victor has not been able to string together scores worthy of challenging the leaderboard.

US PGA champion Justin Thomas matched Leishman's 67 on Friday to reach three under par alongside the man he could replace as world number one, Dustin Johnson, with Justin Rose, Louis Oosthuizen and Bubba Watson all two under.

Not only did "Lefty" whiff on his first attempt, but he appeared to bonk his head as he couldn't quite keep his 6-foot-3 inch frame under the branch above while making the ill-fated swing.

Still, there were also reminders of his brilliance. I was just a little bit off.

Rickie Fowler, considered one of the world's best players without a major title to his name, equalled McIlroy for the low round of the week with a seven-under 65 that left him alone in third place and five back of Reed.

"For a couple of years I've just been coming here just to eat", he said of the Champions Dinner.


Mickelson went onto drain his eagle to claw back two of the four shots he dropped at the first and second holes.

"The hard thing for me is I continue to put a little bit too much pressure on myself in the majors right now because I know I don't have a ton of time to win them, especially U.S. Opens", he said.

"I put too much pressure on myself in the Majors because I know I don't have a ton of time to win them", Mickelson said.

"It's never easy knowing what you're missing out on with that back nine here Sunday at The Masters and not having a chance", the left-hander said.

It's the only major Mickelson needs to complete his career Grand Slam.

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