For Pete's Sake

Phil Mickelson’s tee shot on 17th hole at British Open landed on a hotel balcony

Phil Mickelson.
Phil Mickelson. The Associated Press

We’ve heard (and seen) a lot about the wind, rain, tall grass and crazy bunkers at the British Open.

But Phil Mickelson introduced us all to a new kind of a hazard: a hotel.

Lefty’s tee shot off the 17th hole on Monday was just a tad off the mark. This is Vine from Valerie Vine Star:

This just goes to to show that no matter how bad the shot, there is always one doofus who yells, “Get in the hole!”

You can watch an extended version of the unfortunate shot here (with other funny lines from the commentators):

Mickelson shot a 69 on Monday and finished 7 under.

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