Phil Mickelson pulls off another amazing flop shot

Phil Mickelson at the FedEx St. Jude Classic
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Phil Mickelson got up and down with his trademark flair at the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Thursday.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, June 05, 2014 | 7:44 p.m.

Phil was being the Thrill again on Thursday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic – and that meant he executed one of his trademark flop shots. No matter how many times I see him do this, it never ceases to amaze me.

Mickelson hit his tee shot pure on the 198-yard, par-3 fourth hole at TPC Southwind – only to see his ball land hard and bounce way into the thick stuff over the green. That left him with an almost impossible recovery – a downhill lie, 62 feet from the flag with not a lot of green to work with.

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For you and me? Forget it. For Phil? A full wind-up, a mighty swing, an audible swoosh as his club swept through the grass and a gorgeous shot popped almost straight up and finished a few feet from the hole. One putt later, Mickelson walked off with a well-deserved par en route to his opening 3-under 67.