Phil Mickelson has always been one of the most exciting players on the PGA Tour. His short game around the green has is arguably the best in the business and he's never scared of attempting something new. At the WGC- Cadillac Championship "Lefty" didn't disappoint when he decided his best play was to play his 47 yard approach from the cart path to the green. Here's the video from the PGA Tour:
Mickelson makes this look easy. Amateur golfers should know better. The approach was perfect and left him less than 10 feet for birdie...which he made. The shot was amazing but for me, it's not the best part of this video.
The best part is listening to Mickelson explain the thought process and how to hit from the cart path. For those of us who pay for our golf clubs (me and 99% of the golf population), it's unlikely we would hit this shot. We would take relief somewhere on the grass (we don't have grandstands to deal with) and be happy that it landed on the green and we can two-putt for par. However, Mickelson let's us in his head to understand the process he went through in making this decision and hitting the shot... that's pretty cool.
Thank you Phil for never backing down and continuing to impress us.