Phil Mickelson is a magician with a wedge. That's all there is to it.
In case you hadn't heard, Riviera has been hammered with heavy rain the last several days. While the course has drained incredibly well (hat tip to the grounds crew), anyone who has played the game before knows that hitting a ball from wet rough -- period -- isn't a whole lot of fun.
The water just makes that grass clumpier than usual and it's extremely difficult to gauge how the ball will react coming off the clubface.
That goes double for when you have a bunker right in front of you and you're trying to hack the ball out to a tightly cut hole location.
Unless, of course, you're Phil Mickelson. Then you can simply do what he did on Sunday at the short, par-4 10th with this splendid pitch-in eagle:
Yep. That'll work.