Mickelson's backwards flop shot

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By T.J. Auclair
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 10:17 a.m.

There's a video making the rounds on social media this morning of Phil Mickelson playing a flop shot backwards that's pretty amazing.

A flop shot backwards? Yes. The pin is behind Mickelson and -- aiming away from the hole -- he takes a mighty swing, the ball sails over his head (backwards) and settles within a few feet of the cup.

The video is said to have been shot on Monday at Royal Aberdeen where Mickelson was taking in a practice round before defending his title in this week's Scottish Open.

Here it is:

 

We've seen Mickelson hit this shot many times before. Very cool, but not as cool as this one from his instructional video:

Come on, Phil. Seriously?

 

T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.