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Phil Mickelson Took Advantage Of Risky Loophole With Double-Putt

Phil Mickelson Took Advantage Of Risky Loophole With Double-Putt

Phil Mickelson became the talk of tonight's round in the US Open when sanctioned for putting a moving ball.

Having taken on an original putt for bogey, the American jogged after the ball and proceeded to hit it again in the direction of the hole. Taking his two-shot penalty, the extremely unusual incident divided viewers between those who condemned the action, and those who saw the funny side of it.

Speaking in the wake of this stand out moment, Mickelson failed to bring viewers together from their rivaling positions.

Well behind on the leaderboard, Mickelson claims to have taken the two-shot penalty as it would have been worth more to him than a continued flurry of missed putts; "I didn't mean disrespect... it's meant to take advantage of the rules as best as you can..."

A loophole that some will consider against the general ethos of the game, Mickelson confirmed that there were "multiple times he wanted to do it" before today's incident on the 13th.

This hasn't gone down well with many golfing enthusiasts.

Although as many more are happy going along with this more light-hearted, tactful approach.

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You can watch Mickelson's post-round interview below.

See Also: Watch: Phil Mickelson Has Absolutely Lost The Plot At The US Open

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