Southampton (United States) (AFP) – Phil Mickelson’s apparent fit of pique led to a sextuple bogey 10 on Saturday as the five-time major winner hit a moving ball with his putter in the third round of the US Open.
It was a childish display from a five-time major winner celebrating his 48th birthday.
When a putt at the 13th hole at Shinnecock Hills rolled past the cup and began slipping down a slope, Mickelson trotted over and batted it back toward the hole before the ball had stopped.
With the penalty he racked up a sextuple bogey 10 at the par-four hole — although it took some minutes for the scoreboard to catch up with him.
His score at 13 was first posted as an eight, then a nine and finally a 10 that left him 10-over for his round and 16-over for the tournament.