Phil Mickelson sarcastically raises arms in celebration after triumphing at No. 13

U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson melts down, hits still-rolling ball

Phil Mickelson says he didn't mean any disrespect when he hit a moving ball on the 13th green at the U.S. Open.

After Mickelson blew a relatively short putt past the hole on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills on Saturday, he raced around the other side of the cup to quickly smack another putt.

"I seen the ball go past, he ran and he hit it, and he said, 'I'll wait".

"I've wanted to do that many times".

What's unclear is why Mickelson lost his mind.

Mickelson, celebrating his 48th birthday, was already four over for the day when he got into all sorts of trouble at the 13th.

He could have been disqualified, however, had rules officials deemed it a serious breach of another rule that states "a player must not take an action with the intent to influence the movement of a ball in play".

The chuckles continued on the next hole, when Mickelson tried to pull off a gravity-assisted trick shot. It's a risk. I could have maybe hit a shot and somehow made the putt.

Cricket diplomacy: Doon to be Afghanistan team’s new home
Last year, Australia's opener David Warner scored 100 not out before lunch against Pakistan . Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will lead the side in Kohli's absence.

The third round of any of golf's majors is known as moving day, but former world number two Phil Mickelson may have that a little too literally in the US PGA.

Andrew "Beef" Johnston was Mickelson's playing partner. However, the rules also state that if the act of hitting the ball in motion was done on objective and to gain a theoretical advantage, then the penalty should be disqualification from the tournament.

And he proudly pointed out that he took 11 drops at a tournament in 2006 before getting one he liked and went on to win the tournament. "I would gladly take the two shots over continuing that display".

And two-time US Open champion Curtis Strange added: "He will feel some embarrassment because there are a lot of people and kids watching that really admire this guy". "I just finally did".

"The real question is, 'What am I going to do next?'" he said. "He's putted bad enough that I think he just snapped at how bad his speed was on that putt. I said I'm sorry, but I've got to laugh at this", Johnston said. It's a two-shot penalty on top of the score, so it ends up being a nine, and as of now it's on the scorecard as a such.

Daly, however, already had a reputation for being unpredictable, whereas Mickelson's reputation as American golf's golden man has been cultivated over nearly three decades of exemplary behaviour on the course.

However you look at it, it was the kind of thing a 5-year-old does on a bad hole on a miniature golf course.

"If someone is offended I apologise, but toughen up".

Related News:

  • Gal Gadot shares new shot from Wonder Woman sequel

    Gal Gadot shares new shot from Wonder Woman sequel

    Now, Gal Gadot has shared the very first picture of Diana in costume from the set of Wonder Woman 1984 . Not only does Gadot look stunning (as always), but she's here to let everybody know that she's back.
    Canelo-GGG to meet for highly anticipated rematch in September

    Canelo-GGG to meet for highly anticipated rematch in September

    Many believe Golovkin won the fight, but Adalaide Byrd somehow scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Alvarez. Golovkin backed off and said he would consider 55-45, and the sides continued to talk.
    Australia keep France at bay in enthralling first half

    Australia keep France at bay in enthralling first half

    Ousmane Dembele headed the ball into the path of Griezmann, who struck a first-time volley straight at the Brighton keeper. Man of the match Antoine Griezmann took the spot kick himself putting it past Mat Ryan who barely moved.
  • McDonald's to replace plastic straws with paper ones

    And in Malaysia, McDonald's will try a new approach to dispensing straws - giving them out only if a customer requests one. In May, the Restaurants Association of Ireland called on its 2,500 members to implement a ban on single-use straws.
    Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah 'killed in drone strike'

    Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah 'killed in drone strike'

    A USA official said the US believes that it is likely the strike killed Fazlullah, but efforts are ongoing to confirm his death. This includes the December 2014 attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar , which killed 151 people.
    After AT&T: Comcast Offers $65 Billion for Fox Assets

    After AT&T: Comcast Offers $65 Billion for Fox Assets

    The company said the structure of its bid is "at least as favorable to [21st Century Fox] shareholders as the Disney offer". Now that the ruling has been made, we may soon see the fallout: sources say Comcast is preparing to make a move on Fox.
  • 8 pedestrians injured by taxi on sidewalk in Moscow

    Moscow Police said the driver likely lost control of the vehicle rather than deliberately steering his auto into pedestrians. A Moscow traffic authority wrote on social media that the taxi driver, who has been detained, had a Kyrgyz driving license.
    Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth make their first appearance as a twosome!

    Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth make their first appearance as a twosome!

    The venue describes itself as "a library, theatre and cinema" and attracted one million customers in its first year. There were a lot of possible destinations as to where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would spend their honeymoon.
    Every goal scored from every game at Russian Federation  2018

    Every goal scored from every game at Russian Federation 2018

    Cherchesov's team still has issues to address, with a distinct lack of pace likely to prove a problem against stronger opponents. Every World Cup needs the host nation to energise the population, and Russian Federation have ticked that box with this result.
  • Phil Mickelson chases after, hits moving ball on green | US 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. In that situation, I was just going back and forth. "I took the two shot penalty and moved on", replied Phil.
    New York Sues to Dissolve Trump Foundation, Cites Illegal Conduct

    New York Sues to Dissolve Trump Foundation, Cites Illegal Conduct

    The lawsuit alleges that the foundation's board of directors has been willfully engaged in violations of state and federal law. Trump's voluminous legal challenges, starting with the ongoing investigation by the special counsel, Robert S.
    Trump to depart from Singapore one day early

    Trump to depart from Singapore one day early

    The White House said that first meeting will be followed by an expanded meeting with their advisers as well as a working lunch. Although the schedule for the summit meeting in Singapore remains flexible, two meetings between the leaders are planned.


Most liked

Trump's aide Sarah Sanders 'to leave White House'
Others have been assisted to find alternative positions elsewhere in the administration. She responded afterward, expressing her love for working for President Trump.

Argentina 1-1 Iceland
You'll also find the complete matches schedule, scores and television channels for the highly-anticipated World Cup 2018 . Argentina pressed for the victor in the second half, but in the end had to settle for a point.

Host nation Russian Federation thrash Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener
Since their win over Japan , Saudi Arabia has played a total of 17 games, clearly not lacking match practice. In the first match, we have two of the lowest ranked team in the tournament face each other.

Dogara urges Super Eagles to make Nigerians proud
Much has been made of the risk of black players in Russia being targeted by the type of racist abuse that has dogged the Russian game for decades.

Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Jailed After New Mueller Indictment
Manafort has maintained his innocence throughout the pretrial process and pleaded not guilty to the latest charges. Manafort's attorneys have accused prosecutors of conjuring a "sinister plot" out of "innocuous" contacts.

Kyrie Irving says focus is on health, 'redemption,' not Celtics extension
If LeBron comes to Boston, he'll be okay with playing with him again. "It was great to see it but I'm really critical of myself". That's all I can really focus on right now. "The focus is exclusively on winning a championship next year.

Trump says Michael Cohen is 'not my lawyer anymore'
Cohen's guilt, which you did; you would not be able to give publicity to documents that are not public", Wood said at the hearing. Right now, the documents obtained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the raids are the focus of Cohen's case.

Trump declares an end to the North Korean nuclear threat
He says Trump and Kim Jong Un had a "blunt conversation" about changes needed for North Korea to rejoin the world community. According to the Washington Post , North Korea's definition of "denuclearization" is different from Trump's.

Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship
Muscat highlighted however that Malta was willing to help avoid humanitarian crises. The country has seen more than 700,000 migrants arrive on its shores since 2013.

Real Madrid accuse Spain of ‘absurd reaction’ over Lopetegui sacking
Luis Rubiales , announced on Wednesday that coach Julen Lopetegui has been sacked, just two days before La Roja's Russian Federation 2018 debut.

Willow Smith panicked after walking in on her parents having sex
Pinkett Smith was remarkably only 9 years old when she began self exploration of her body and learned how to masturbate. The women also opened up about sex, their first times, and when they became comfortable with their sexuality.

Toddlers Consume More 'Added Sugar' Than The Recommended Amount For Adults
The research team also plans to examine the specific sources of added sugar young children are consuming in the future. As such, the findings presented should be considered preliminary until a peer-reviewed publication is available.

Trump gives Kim a 'thumbs up' after initial handshake
Instead, he told reporters last weekend he would rely on "my touch, my feel" to assess the young and mercurial leader. Trump and Kim are staying in two separate hotels elsewhere in Singapore - Kim at the St.

Honest, direct and productive meet with North Korean leader, says US President
Rodman first visited North Korea in 2013 when he toured the country with the Harlem Globetrotters. No details of what those steps would be were given.

Patty Jenkins Reveals Huge Surprise As Production Begins On ‘Wonder Woman 1984’
There's going to be an very bad lot of explaining to do when Wonder Woman 2 hits theaters as to how Trevor is back in action. Jenkins shared a first look at the star from the sequel, which will hit theaters on November 1, 2019.