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Listen to Phil Mickelson go OFF on photographers at the British Open on Saturday

July 17, 2016

TROON, Scotland -- Phil Mickelson was happy to avoid a closing bogey in his third round at the 145th Open Championship, but he was visibly -- and audibly -- unhappy at photographers on Royal Troon's 18th hole. Following his approach shot that came up short in a greenside bunker, the five-time major champ went off on those snapping photographs behind him.

Sky Sports has the footage of Mickelson's reaction, beginning with a remark that had to be bleeped out on its TV coverage. A frustrated Phil then delivered this line: "I get you gotta cover it, but why do you have to interfere with it?" Here's the clip:

"I was a little bit jumpy and my rhythm wasn't very good today," Mickelson said following a 70 that left him trailing Henrik Stenson by a shot entering the final round.

Mickelson has also had a couple exchanges with cameramen he felt were getting a bit too close to him on the course.

Despite the run-ins -- and we can only imagine how frustrating it is to have hordes of people following/bothering you as you do your job -- Mickelson is in great position to make more history by claiming a second claret jug and a sixth major. If he does, he'll be glad there were plenty of people to document it.