February 19, 2017 - 12:05pm
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T.J. Auclair
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Ball in the green. Bunker between your ball and the hole. For Phil Mickelson, that wasn't an issue at Riviera on Saturday.

Remember that old, "What will Phil do next?" ad campaign from several years back?

Well, it would be just as relevant today as it was back then because the truth is... we never truly know what Phil Mickelson will do next. And even when we have a pretty good inkling, he still manages to amaze.

Take Saturday at the Genesis Open as the latest example.

Playing the famous par-3 sixth hole at Riviera -- the one that features a pot bunker smack in the middle of its green -- Mickelson hit his tee shot on the wrong side of the bunker, meaning the ball, though on the green, had that nasty bunker between it and the hole.

No worries for Lefty.

With a lofted wedge in hand, Mickelson executed this jaw-dropping shot that settled just 5 feet from the hole:

 

 

Unfortunately, Mickelson would miss the par putt, but who cares?! 

It's not the first time Mickelson has done this at Riviera. Check this out from years ago:

 

 

Phil Mickelson hits wedge off Riviera's sixth green
February 16, 2017 - 11:40am
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T.J. Auclair
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A golf photographer was hit by an errant tee shot so fast he didn't even have time to react.

Whether you think so or not, whenever you attend a golf tournament -- amateur or pro -- you're just a split-second from being in harm's way.

Longtime golf photographer Cy Cyr learned that lesson recently while shooting golfers at the Ritz in Orlando as part of Graeme McDowell's Fantasy Golf Camp.

Cyr was positioned to the left of the fairway about 50 yards in front of the first tee box.

That's when amateur "Angelo the Assassin" unleashed a wicked snaphook that blasted Cyr in the midsection and dropped him like a one-punch knockout.

Here's video of how it went down:

 

 

Yeah. That left a mark.

Let this be a reminder to you golf spectators out there -- and even regular golfers, in general -- always have your head on a swivel.  

Golf photographer gets nailed with errant tee shot