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Watch: Phil Mickelson Wows Crowd With The Mother Of All Rescue Shots

Watch: Phil Mickelson Wows Crowd With The Mother Of All Rescue Shots

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...

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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.

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