Watch: Phil's backwards shot ... is a flop

Phil Mickelson
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Phil Mickelson faces away from the hole for this backwards flop.
By Mark Aumann

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 5:16 p.m.

It wouldn't be a PGA Tour event without Phil Mickelson performing some sort of magic.

And that was the case again Saturday during the third round of the Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J.

Faced with a shot in a deep swale, Lefty decided to pull out the old standby -- the backwards flop:




Well, sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Mickelson resorted to a more conventional shot to reach the green, and converted the up-and-down.

Just another routine par for Mickelson. Ho hum.