I have never heard of anything like this before. But then again, maybe I just don’t play enough golf. Here’s the report from the Golf Channel’s coverage of the Northern Trust Open. You’ve got to read it to believe it.
Mickelson posted his seventh consecutive round under par despite hitting tee shots off trees, behind staircases and bushes, and even into a man’s shorts.
That’s right, into a man’s shorts.
At the 15th hole, Mickelson pushed his tee shot into the crowd, where Mickelson was sure he must have hurt somebody. When he arrived at the shot, he spied a man on the ground.
“I thought I had taken him out,” Mickelson said. “It wouldn’t have been the first time.”
Mickelson chuckled when he saw his golf ball wedged in a hem at the bottom of the man’s shorts.
Of course, Mickelson made par from there.