Mickelson explains himself on NBC's Golf Channel.
San Diego golfing legend Phil Mickelson today (June 16) shocked the golf world on the 13th green of the U.S. Open.
A putt rolled past the hole and was going downhill. Mickelson jogged after the ball and hit it while it was moving — a grave sin in golf. Ultimately, he got the ball in the hole, but had to take a two-stroke penalty for hitting a moving ball, He ended up with a ten on the hole.
That put him well out of contention on his 48th birthday. An announcer for Fox said Mickelson “snapped.” The golf world was stunned.