Phil Mickelson's 63 positioned him with a chance to win Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship, reports Doug Ferguson. Mickelson is happy to not have the lead based on the Quail Hollow's track record which favors closers, writes Randall Mell.
Mell also shares the story of Mickelson and Bones Mackay on the 13th tee where if it wasn't absurd enough that Bones was thinking 6-iron, Phil mentioned 7, got a response and took it as a challenge to hit a 7-iron 216 yards.
“I’m just waiting for him to say something, and he goes, `I’d love a good 7 here,’” Mackay said.
A 7-iron? From 216 yards?
“I said, `Oh my God,’ before I could catch it,” Mackay said. “I didn’t mean to say `Oh my God.’”
Mickelson waggled that 7-iron over his ball before making a hard lash, unleashing a big, sweeping hook that worked its way beautifully to the flagstick, kicking up and rolling out to within 9 feet of the hole. Mickelson made birdie there.
“He told me, walking up, that when I said `Oh my God,’ he took it as a challenge,” Mackay said.
Coverage begins Sunday on Golf Channel from 1-2:30 p.m. ET followed by CBS at 3:00-6:00 PM.
The shot in question: