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Trending: Phil & Bones' animated (gif) missed-putt reaction

April 09, 2012

It might not be the whiffed handshake between Bubba Watson and Billy Payne, or the slow-motion fan reaction to Watson's missed winning putt on 18. But with photographer J.D. Cuban positioned out on Augusta National all week, it was hard not to take advantage of this series of photographs. In honor of Eadweard J. Muybridge's birthday (quite possibly the inventor of the animated gif), we pieced together Cuban's photos of Phil Mickelson's missed eagle putt on 13 yesterday at The Masters -- most notably, his reaction and that of his caddie, Jim "Bones" Mackay, who dropped to his knees in anguish. Next time Bones should consider dropping to his knees to Tebow; maybe then Phil would be crying and getting tweets from the famed quarterback.


(Animated gif by Liz Bergren)

-- Derek Evers