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Video: Phil's (Bank?) Putt On Way To Winning Waste Management

On a shot you'd normally expect him to hit the flop shot only Phil can pull off, he putts it, maybe gets a slight graze off the intermediate cut, and it goes in.

Q.  We know you're a magician on the greens, but on No. 7, was it really your intention to bank the putt off the collar of the fringe and into the hole?
PHIL MICKELSON:  Yes.  (Laughter.)

I had to putt 20 feet through the fringe.  That was    the challenge of that was to judge the speed where half the putt is through fringe and half is on the green.

I got lucky to have made it, obviously.  I was just trying to 2 putt it.  It was doing fairly quickly when it got to the hole, probably would have been six, eight feet by.  I was very fortunate to make a 2 there.  With Brandt in there close, that was a big momentum change for us.

With the win--his 41st and one that tied for the second lowest score in PGA Tour history Mickelson helped move the news cycle away from Vijay's deer antler spray and back to golf, says John Strege.

Mickelson also moves to No. 10 in the world and Brandt Snedeker, runner-up, moves to No. 6, wrties Jason Sobel.

Make sure to watch to see the aerial view from NBC:

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Reader Comments (6)

OWGR points last week:

Phoenix - 52
Dubai - 36

(nothing below 70 *counts*, except Memorial in certain cases)
02.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Good thing the hole got in the way. It's what they call "A good ole Rub of the Green"

It was fun watching Phil on Saturday. 1/2way through the back-nine it looked like he might lose his comfortable lead, then he birdies 5of6 coming in (even after a push-shank on 18tee...why wasn't that area WAY to the left not marked as OB???)

He looks in control....don't count him out at the Majors this year, he's got a good year or 2 left in the tank before he retires and leaves CA for the Isle of Galt.
02.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
@DTF: (nothing below 70 *counts*, except Memorial in certain cases),

counts for what?
02.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaggededge
@DTF: (nothing below 70 *counts*, except Memorial in certain cases),

You're entitled to your opinion but why are you paying attention to an event that doesn't count in your eyes? I and many others enjoyed it, doesn't need any bigger meaning than that does it?
02.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBR
LOL... Fellas, I'm with you! However, since the three of us are not arbiters of the rules we have a problem and must be compliant...

(I'm just being snarky about a thesis that surfaces when a certain seriously disliked player wins)
02.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
A rub of the green involves deflection by an outside agency, though I think it can be stretched to mean deflection off an artificial object. I do know it's different than garden-variety luck or good bounce.
02.4.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor

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