Phil Mickelson has a career-worst score in last round before the Masters

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Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the 8th hole at Memorial Park Golf Course on Friday.

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Phil Mickelson stood behind his 10-foot putt. He had already taken six strokes on the 182-yard, par-3 9th hole at Memorial Park Golf Course. 

Phil Mickelson? Six strokes? On a par-3?!?

“And this is for – seven?” the announcer on the PGA Tour Live broadcast said. 


Which he missed. 

He made an eight, his worst score on a par-3 in his 28 years on the PGA Tour. One week before the Masters, Mickelson was not masterful during Friday’s second round of the Houston Open. 

Stroke one. Mickelson hit his tee shot into the water that winds in front of the green. A few seconds after contact, Mickelson walked to the left, looked in that direction, then gave a casual glance back toward his shot. 

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Phil Mickelson just recorded the worst score of his career on a par 3 | Golf World

Phil Mickelson’s early exit from the Houston Open means he’ll have more time to prep for next week’s Masters—he just might have to restock on golf balls before heading to Augusta National.

During Friday’s second round at Memorial Park Golf Course, the five-time major champ nearly deposited a sleeve of Callaways into a creek on the par-3 ninth hole. Mickelson eventually found the green with his sixth shot before two-putting for an eight that made it clear he wouldn’t make the 36-hole cut.

While the 50-year-old Mickelson is no stranger to big numbers, the quintuple-bogey eight is actually the worst of his storied PGA Tour career.

Pretty crazy when you consider how many par 3s Mickelson has played the past three decades. Here’s a look at what this disastrous hole looked like on Shot Tracker:

And you can click here to watch the entire mess that included a wet tee

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