Rules of golf: 10 biggest controversies of the decade

OAKMONT, PA - JUNE 19: Dustin Johnson of the United States chats with a rules official behind the 16th green during the final round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club on June 19, 2016 in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Rules of golf: 10 biggest controversies of the decade

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Rules of golf: 10 biggest controversies of the decade

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6. Phil Mickelson, 2018 U.S. Open

Jun 16, 2018; Southampton, NY, USA; Phil Mickelson speaks to media after playing the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Shinnecock Hills GC - Shinnecock Hills Golf C. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Mickelson at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills GC. (Photo: Dennis Schneidler/USA TODAY Sports)

In a moment of temporary insanity in the third round, Mickelson played hockey with his ball on the ultra-slick 13th green at Shinnecock Hills while it was still rolling (likely off the green). Mickelson had broken rule 14-5: “A player must not make a stroke at his ball while it is moving.”

He received a two-stroke penalty, but in the eyes of many, should’ve been disqualified for his actions.

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