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.