over and said, “Let me play this back for you.”They had this super-duper close-up of it hitting what appeared to be maybe a small pebble that had come out of a bunker.
the third member of Mickelson’s group: I said to him,“I’m not sure how that missed.” I’m still not sure.
As a caddie, we sit on the sides of the greens and watch our players putt. I’ve been doing it now for 27, 28 years. Because of the angles and your whole depth-perception thing, you can see a ball roll up to a hole from the side, you can see the speed, you can see the way it’s breaking, and a foot or two from the hole you can say, That’s absolutely in, and 99 times out of 100 it goes in. Phil was crushed.As he said, 63 in the first round of a major, and we left there just crestfallen.
I saw Phil’s putt on television that night. I saw him the next morning when I walked past the putting green and gave him some shit. I finished up on 68 at the end of the first day. Phil was only five better. (Laughs.)
Somebody will shoot 62 at some point, but on that course in those conditions . . . it was different than Phoenix (his putt for 59 that did a 180-degree lip-out at Scottsdale in 2013).
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