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Video: Phil Mickelson tries to hit a shot right-handed, accidentally hits the ball twice instead

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

Perhaps Phil Mickelson foreshadowed his Sunday fate after his round the day before.

"That was not a smart decision," Mickelson said, referring to his ultra-aggressive second shot from the bunker on the final hole. "But I don't know, that's just what I do."

That shot finished in the rough, about 100 yards from the pin, but close enough to wedge on and hole the putt (which he did). Maybe that was running through his mind on the 13th hole on Sunday. His ball stuck next to a bush, Phil flipped his club over so he could try to chip out right-handed.

The result this time? Not so good.

Lefty accidentally hit his ball twice, in all taking five strokes to get onto the green of the par 4. He would make a triple bogey en route to a T-2 finish, one back of winner Pablo Larrazabal.

And how did Phil respond when asked about it after the round?

"You know me, I've done some crazy s*** in my career. I go up and then I go down."

Oh, Phil.


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