Phil Mickelson's Extraordinary Use Of Driver For Second Shot

WATCH: Phil Mickelson follows an absolute calamity with one of the greatest shots you'll see this week

At 42 and 10 years removed from his most recent Major victory, a reminder that Woods will find it tough on tour - "the Champions Tour" - was a amusing line but also a painful one given that it contained more than a grain of truth.

Mickelson had shot an encouraging round of 70 on Thursday, before shooting his worst round at at Masters in the Friday with a 79.

He said: "I hit one good shot this whole week, it was the 7-iron on 17, which went exactly as I had wanted to".

The truth is that while he managed to beat all three old-timers in his first Masters appearance since 2015, shooting 69 to finish on one-over par, time is clearly running out. A wayward first drive of the day saw the American's ball end up under a large overhanging branch.

Mickelson called his Masters final round "better" than he played all week, but added, "It's never easy to be out here knowing what you're missing out on with that back nine here Sunday at the Masters and not having a chance". "I just made too many mistakes out there". This remarkable second shot with a driver from the fairway of the par five 8th set up an eagle opportunity, and was quickly followed by an excellent birdie on the next hole, this time reaching the back of the green from the famed pinestraw.

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Rickie Fowler, considered one of the world's best players without a major title to his name, equalled McIlroy for the low round of the week with a seven-under 65 that left him alone in third place and five back of Reed.

"I've been very consistent this year, especially off the tee, and then last week and this week I've hit some really big misses, which I haven't been doing this year".

It's the only major Mickelson needs to complete his career Grand Slam.

"I putted awfully and still shot 69", Woods said.

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