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Phil Mickelson sparks controversy by hitting still moving ball in US Open

Phil Mickelson sparks controversy by hitting still moving ball in US Open

During the third round of the US Open, the five-time major champion had one of his worst career rounds.

The surprising thing about all of this is that Phil Mickelson has admitted that he didn't lose the plot on the 13th hole when he did this at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills. I took the two-shot penalty and moved on. Instead of letting it continue, Mickelson jogged over and hit the ball while it was still moving. Fay replied that after taking Mickelson's explanation into account, "I probably would have lost.but I'd have lobbied for disqualification".

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

"John Daly's reputation took a hit after what he did at Pinehurst in '99 and I fear it will be the same for Phil", said former U.S. Golf Association executive director David Fay.

And just in case you didn't understand, he added the following while speaking to reporters: "If somebody's offended by that, I apologize". As the ball began to roll down.

Johnson held a four-shot lead over fellow Americans Scott Piercy and Charley Hoffman as he looks to claim a second US Open title in the space of three years.

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'It was going to go down in the same spot behind the bunker.

Contributing to his downfall was a meltdown on the par four 13th.

After the putt, commentator Curtis Strange may have summed it up best as Mickelson was walking off the green with a big smile on his face.

After carding an 11-over par round of 81 to leave him 17 over for the tournament, Mickelson said: 'It's meant to take advantage of the rules as best you can. It just got to him.

Mickelson, while putting on the 13th green, smacked a 15 footer by the cup.

Mickelson, who will have an early tee time, thinks a similar charge isn't out of the realm of possibility.

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