Lefty lips out history

Lefty lips out history

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Oh how cruel the game of golf can be.

I've always liked Phil Mickelson. He is one of my favorites in all of sports. Phil was centimeters away from becoming only the 6th golfer ever to shoot in the 50's in a tournament.

‘Lefty' had a 25 foot 5 inch putt on his final hole at the Waste Management Phoenix Open today. If he made it he would card a 59. He lined up, rolled it beautifully. As it inched closer to the hole it was like time had been suspended.

I watch it get closer and thought to myself "This is in!" It approached the cup and I was waiting to witness golf history.

Then it happened!

The ball rolled in, then popped up, around, down again, then out. A nearly 360 lip out to keep Mickelson from a historical round. I saw him put his hands over his head in disbelief.

I threw my hands up in the air and said "Are you kidding me?"

Mickelson's caddie fell to the ground. Playing partner Rickie Fowler closed his eyes and looked to the heavens in disbelief.

The gallery couldn't believe that such a cruel twist of fate happened to one of the nicest guys in sports.

I was hurting inside because he was so close to something that is so hard to achieve. Then I looked back at the TV screen and there I saw Phil Mickelson smiling.

Not angry, not ‘cussing' but smiling , living in the moment even though fate turned against him.

That made me like him even more!!

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