Big Phil is at it again.
Since the great Seve Ballesteros rescued himself from every hazard known to man - executing shots from car parks that most of us wouldn't come near matching from the middle of the 18th fairway at Augusta - there has been no finer (at least, no more entertaining) exponent of the 'rescue shot' in golf.
He goes into the trees? He lands within the depths of a cavernous bunker? No worries. But what if there is a wall right in front of his ball? Surely even 'Big Phil' isn't getting himself out of this one...
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 8, 2016
During the robotically efficient Tiger years, the wayward brilliance (not to mention irrepressible charm) of Phil was always a refreshing antidote. The 'Mickelson Flop' became one of the most legendary shots in golf.