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Mickelson's backwards flop shot
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?
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