Phil Mickelson hits shot onto hotel balcony

Phil Mickelson marks a triple-bogey after hitting a drive onto a hotel balcony on the 17th hole.

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Phil Mickelson nearly made one of his patented final-round runs at the British Open on Monday, and then he hit a drive onto a hotel balcony.


Mickelson stepped to the tee on the 17th hole having gone 6-under for the day to put him at 10-under for the tournament. The leaders were sitting at 12-under at the time, so Phil had an outside chance of contending for a win if some nasty weather rolled through later in the day.

Unfortunately, his tee ball ended up here:


Mickelson had to hit another ball from the tee and ended up making a triple-bogey, erasing any hope he had of putting pressure on the leaders. Phil will have to go home and weep into his pile of money.

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