Phil Mickelson hit an errant tee shot on the Par-4 15th hole of the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles Saturday that actually ended up in a spectator’s shorts. Yes, the ball literally ended up stuck in a fan’s shorts.
Mickelson sliced his tee shot into the gallery and somehow the ball ended up in the hem of the fan’s shorts. Mickelson saw the fan lying on his back and feared the worst, but the fan hadn’t moved because the ball was still in his shorts.
“I thought I had taken him out,” Mickelson said. “It wouldn’t have been the first time.”
Mickelson took a drop and managed a par on the hole. He finished the third round of the tournament with a 1-under 70 and entered the final round tied for the lead with Keegan Bradley.
What was great was the way Lefty immediately handed over a personalized autographed glove to apologize. Not only did the fan get quite the memento, but he also has a great story to share with his friends.
Phil Mickelson hit a ball that went wide left of the green on the 15th tee during the third round of today's Northern Trust Open golf tournament. The ball bounced off a tree and into the crowd, but ended up in an unusual spot: inside a man's shorts.
The fan in the gallery was laying down on the ground at the time (for reasons yet unknown), which explains how the...
We've encountered some pretty strange moments on this site from the PGA tour but nothing more strange than this moment from yesterday's Northern Trust Open.
Phil Mickelson was teeing off on the par-4 15th when he sliced his shot into the gallery of fans. As Mickelson went over to check on the fan's, he finds out that the ball landed in someone's shorts.
Phil Mickelson hit one tree, threaded a shot through five trees and hit a drive that wound up in a spectator's shorts. He somehow managed a 1-under 70 on Saturday to share the lead with PGA champion Keegan Bradley in the Northern Trust Open.
Bradley, inspired by a Riviera course that is one of his favorites, took only five putts over the final five holes, including a 10-footer...
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