Another Phabulous Phlop Shot By Phil
By Torleif Sorenson on 6/6/14
During the opening round of the PGA Tour's FedEx Saint Jude Classic in Memphis on Thursday, Phil Mickelson's tee-shot at the par-3 4th took a terribly unfortunately bounce off a sprinkler-head — not unlike Rory McIlroy on Sunday at the Masters in April.
Admit it: Most of us cannot save par from a downhill slope to a hole location just onto the green, itself on a downslope back-to-front. This writer certainly cannot (yet).
But Phil can.
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They ought to cover those things with sod during PGA Tour competition. I mean they think of literally everything else don't they? What is the point of manicuring every last blade of grass when you have these man-made potential disasters sitting all around the greens. It is bad enough when a wayward shot gets a big unholy cart path bounce. But when a decent approach bounces off a greenside sprinkler head that is beyond wrong. It's perverse.
While I'd agree with you Beef, for everyone unlucky bounce out there, there's seems to be the reciprocal good bounce. Everyone has a story: my bro in law chunked a tee shot a par 3, hits a storm grate and bounces to 4 feet.
Giveth and taketh, but accept it all.
I can hit the flop. But I haven't made an 8' put all year. So I would have boggied from there.
Bryan K says:
Oh, I guarantee that I would have hit the green with that flop shot. Except my 50' putt would hat turned into a double.
@legitimatebeef - I like this idea, especially for those quite near the greens, probably not the middle of the fairway.
@DaRupp13 - while I understand your point, I have to disagree with you in that for me it seems 75-25 to the bad with man made items (including cart paths), mainly b/c in most cases I just want the shots to sit in the bad place they already are... not bounce 15 more yards offline.
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