Watch: Phil Mickelson's near albatross

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Phil Mickelson came this close to making the third albatross in a two-week span on the PGA Tour.
By Mark Aumann
PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 5:00 p.m.

One week after the PGA Tour experienced back-to-back albatrosses, Phil Mickelson nearly made it a trio Saturday during the third round of the Valero Texas Open.

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On the par-5 14th, Lefty's approach from 258 yards heads for the green and makes a beeline for the hole.

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Last weekend at Bay Hill, Daniel Berger made the first albatross in Arnold Palmer Invitational history on Saturday. The next day, Zach Johnson matched that feat.

On Thursday, Aaron Baddeley holed his tee shot on the 336-yard par-4 17th -- but because his original tee shot went out of bounds and he took an penalty -- it only counted as a 3.

There have been fewer than 125 albatrosses recorded on the PGA Tour since 1970.