Phil Mickelson chases after, hits moving ball on green | US Open

Phil Mickelson reacts to a shot from the fescue on the fifth hole during the third round of the U.S. Open. More

Phil Mickelson's apparent fit of pique led to a sextuple bogey 10 on Saturday as the five-time major victor hit a moving ball with his putter in the third round of the US Open. He would go on to finish the round and sit at 17 over for the week after posting an 11-over 81 on Saturday, matching his worst round ever at a U.S. Open.

It conjured up memories of John Daly hitting a moving ball that rolled off the green during the fourth round of the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. I have had multiple times where I've wanted to do that.

With six runners-up placings on his CV, the US Open clearly owed him one and although he began 10 behind halfway leader Dustin Johnson, hopes were high of a Mickelson charge. "I just finally did". "I've never seen anything like that from a world-class player in my life". And if that's the way people took it, I apologize to them, but that's not the way it was taken. That made for a 14, a total of 83 in the first round, and a withdrawal. On the 18th hole in the second round, Triplett stuck his putter in the ground as a backstop when his ball was headed back down from the hole.

Mickelson had a downhill bogey putt at the par-4 13th hole, and missed it badly on the right side. In that situation, I was just going back and forth. "I took the two shot penalty and moved on", replied Phil.

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Allen reports that the USGA are satisfied with levying a two stroke penalty.

Rather than wait to see where the ball might end up, Mickelson literally ran after the ball and hit it again as it was still moving.

Strangely, the USGA deemed that Mickelson "played" the moving ball, rather than "moving or stopping" it, which could have brought disqualification into play.

"I don't mean disrespect to anybody", Mickelson said after his round.

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