WATCH: Phil Mickelson Hits Moving Ball At US Open

Lefty had a truly bizarre moment during round 3

phil mickelson hits moving ball at us open

Lefty had a truly bizarre moment during round 3 of the US Open

WATCH: Phil Mickelson Hits Moving Ball At US Open

Phil Mickelson had a truly bizarre moment at the US Open during round three, hitting a moving ball on the 13th green after it was rolling off down a hill.

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His score for the hole initially went down as an 8, although has since been changed to a 10.

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Mickelson was given a two stroke penalty for breaching Rule 14-5 for hitting a moving ball.

He took four to get to the green and made four putts, plus the two additional strokes.

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Mickelson was made aware of his rule breach during play.

That dropped him to +16 for the tournament and +10 for the round.

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Elliott Heath
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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!


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