Posted May 09, 2014

Phil Mickelson Hits Righty on 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass, Fails

Phil Mickelson, 2010 Players Championship

Phil Mickelson on TPC Sawgrass’ 17th hole during the 2010 Players Championship. (Chris Condon/Getty Images)

As if the iconic par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass wasn’t hard enough.

During Tuesday’s practice round, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler decided to have some fun and attempt to hit the island-green playing with their weak hands.

Although he is actually right-handed in everything but golf, Phil Mickelson’s shot left much to be desired, reportedly making a familiar splash in the pond. Johnson and Fowler then borrowed lefty clubs from Phil for their shots, with mixed results.

VIDEO: Watch Phil Mickelson’s mirror-image swing sequence

No matter the outcomes, the trio’s opposite-handed swings looked incredibly natural, an amazing feat as anyone who has attempted to swing a golf club with his weak hand knows.

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Watch the video below, courtesy of Fowler’s Instagram feed.

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Eddie Ray Neaux
Eddie Ray Neaux

If you guys didn't have a photo, couldn't you have at least flipped this one? C'mon guys!

Tom McCubbins
Tom McCubbins

This made me look twice & laugh. This is not a right-handed pic.

Shamsuddin Kassim
Shamsuddin Kassim

To have any chance of winning Phil will have to play right handed.

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