WATCH: Phil Mickelson Hits Driver From Bushes

Lefty wowed the crowds in Vegas by hitting his driver...from a bush!

Phil Mickelson Hits Driver From Bushes

Lefty wowed the crowds in Vegas by hitting his driver...from a bush!

WATCH: Phil Mickelson Hits Driver From Bushes

Phil Mickelson has always been an entertainer and he gave the crowd a treat during the third round of the Shriners Open.

His ball found a grassy bush to the left of the fairway on the par-5 9th and most golfers may have opted to take a drop.

Not Mickelson though.

Instead, somehow, he had the idea of hitting a driver...and it worked out very well!

Lefty looked to get a very decent strike on the ball and put it back in play to make a par.

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That came just a day after Mickelson hit a huge slicing iron from gravel round a tree and onto the green.

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Both of these drives would have put him into a lot of trouble at some courses, although it is the open ones he prefers.

“I’m 48, I’m not going to play tournaments with rough like that anymore. It’s a waste of my time," he said after the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National that featured tight fairways and thick rough.

“I’m going to play courses that are playable, and I can play aggressive, attacking, make lots of birdies type of golf I like to play.

“The fairways were 14 to 16 yards wide. The fact is they had brutal rough, almost unplayable and that’s not the way I play.

“I don’t play like that.”

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The five-time Major winner finished in 61st place and is down to 46th in the world, meaning he could fall out of the world's top 50 for the first time in over 25 years.

Since winning the Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this year, he has managed just one top 20 at the Masters.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x