Lefty makes par after finding water

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Phil Mickelson was coming off of a bogey on No. 16.
By Andrew Prezioso
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 5:14 p.m.

We have another example that shows why Phil Mickelson is one of the best golfers when it comes to getting out of a bad situation. 

On the 17th hole during the final round of the Humana Challenge, Phil Mickelson was trying to avoid bogeying consecutive holes when his tee shot went into the canal. Faced with a putt to save par after taking a drop, Lefty did what Lefty seemingly always does and sank it. 

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We've seen plenty of examples this weekend of the rocks playing havoc with some golfers. Both Scott Piercy and James Hahn got good bounces off those same rocks on Saturday. During the first round, a different set of rocks redirected a shot by Zach Johnson into the water. Even in Hawaii, Bernard Langer had to card a 10 on a hole after a run-in with lava rocks.  

Mickelson ended his round with a 4-under par 68 to go 15 under for the tournament in his first start of the year. He will skip the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Northern Trust Open next month to spend time with his family. 

Andrew Prezioso is a contributor for PGA.com. Have a good golf story? Send him an email at andrew.prezioso@turner.com.