Phil. The. Thrill.
Just when you’d thought you’d seen it all from Phil Mickelson, he goes and pulls off a miraculous par save Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship.
This time Mickelson took his par on the rocks – literally – at Quail Hollow’s par-4 18th hole.
“It was leaning against a rock,” Mickelson said of his ball after he hit his approach left of the green and into the hazard. “It was touching a rock, but somehow I was able to get way underneath the ball. It was kind of such a severe lie, I was able to hit it vertically. So I hit it off the toe, and the toe of my wedge is all banged up. Not the sole, but the far end of the toe. I semi played it off the rock to kick it to the right over the pin. So I went up vertically and used the side of the rock to kind of get it to go right.”
Of course, Mickelson then had to drain a 20-footer for his par save, which he did. The par gave Mickelson a closing 2-under 69 and a T-5 finish, his sixth top-6 showing of the season.