The level of disrespect shown to Phil Mickelson on this brutal lipout is disgusting
It's been an eventful week for Phil Mickelson at the American Express before he even hit his first official shot of the event. First, Phil flexed at his pre-tournament presser by wearing a Masters mask, and then, he put on a show as only he can in a nine-hole charity match. But he wasn't smiling after what happened to him on his sixth hole of Thursday's first round.
After a great bunker shot on the par-5 15th at PGA West's Nicklaus Course set up a three-footer for birdie, Mickelson suffered one of the most brutal lipouts you'll ever see. Not a 180-, not a 360-, but a 540-degree slap in the face. Check it out unless you're scared it will give you nightmares:
Ouch. Seriously, does that cup know who he is?! It's Phil Mickelson! A 44-time PGA Tour winner, five-time major champ, and not to mention this week's host. Show some freaking respect.
Anyway, the lipout surely stung Mickelson for a bit, but so did the back-to-back bogeys he made on the next two holes. On the bright side, if he misses the cut, it could be a chance to hear more of him in the booth over the weekend.