Phil Mickelson Took Advantage Of Risky Loophole With Double-Putt


"I think knowing the rules is never a bad thing".

The incident came on the 13th hole of the third round at the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. He bogeyed holes Nos.

The world No.1 is tied at three over with defending champion Brooks Koepka, alongside Daniel Berger and Tony Finau, who both carded rounds of 66 in benign morning conditions on Long Island.

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Couple that with Shinnecock Hills being a stern test on normal days and a beast on breezy days and it played Saturday afternoon as if it were littered with broken glass.

'It was going to go down in the same spot behind the bunker.

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"I don't mean it disrespectful; if you're taking it that way, that's not on me, " Mickelson told reporters after the round. There's nobody more confident. But the player who won two years ago at Oakmont hung tough, birdied the par-3 11th and somehow still has a piece of the lead despite shooting a seven-over 77. "I know it's a two-shot penalty". However, because he hit a moving ball, Mickelson was assessed a two-stroke penalty.

Mickelson, who was 4 over through the first 12 holes, saw an 18-foot bogey putt trickle past the hole and on its way to falling off the green.

"Phil really did want to understand how the rule operates because he didn't want he said to me, 'Mike, I don't want to play in this championship if I should have been disqualified, '" Davis said. And if that's the way people took it, I apologize to them. This is not meant that way. "At that time, I didn't feel like going back and forth and playing that shot over.I've had multiple times I was thinking about doing that, and this time I finally did".

"I know the rules". The very same hidden influences that impacted the coverage of these events are routinely having a similar impact on virtually every aspect of the news, and it is only going to get worse. "You take the two shots and you move on".

"I don't see how", he said.

His playing partner, Andrew "Beef" Johnston from England, who came home in 44 to sign for an 82 which left him in last place, described the incident as "one of those mad moments" but admitted he could not help but see the amusing side.