Watch: Phil Mickelson Air Shot on 1st Hole at Augusta Round 3 Masters

Phil Mickelson had a shocker on the 1st hole on Saturday at the Masters

Phil Mickelson Air Shot on 1st Hole at Augusta Round 3 Masters

Phil Mickelson's 3rd round got off to an awful start

Phil Mickelson had shocking issues on the 1st hole of the US Masters Round 3.

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Having hit his drive way right of the fairway, Mickelson tried to get creative in the trees.

However he hit a branch in his backswing and it led to an air shot. Mickelson eventually chipped it out sideways, but the damage was done and it led to a triple bogey 7.

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Mickelson is now dead last of the remaining players in who made the round 3 after the cut.

Mickelson had shot an encouraging round of 70 on Thursday, before shooting his worst round at at Masters in the Friday with a 79.

Leading the way is Patrick Reed who is on nine-under-par closely followed by Marc Leishman of Australia. They tee off at 2.30pm (BST) on Saturday.

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