Golf's All-Time Desperate Measures

September 2011

A look back at some of the most extreme moves made by professional players throughout the years

Phil Mickelson

Lefty Goes Long

With examples of missed short putts in big spots piling up, Mickelson joined a growing trend on the PGA Tour during the 2011 season without even informing his putting coach, Dave Stockton. Phil put the long putter in play for the first time at the Deutsche Bank Championship and after a rough couple of days, fired a third-round 63 to get into contention. Just how long his belly dance will last remains to be seen.
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