Watch: Mickelson holes out from bunker for birdie


Anyone can make a birdie from the middle of the fairway. But making a birdie from the greenside bunker after missing badly from the middle of the fairway? That sounds more like Phil Mickelson.

Playing his first round of 2015, Mickelson made his second birdie of the calendar year in signature Lefty style on the fourth hole at La Quinta:

The birdie advanced Mickelson to 2-under for his round and another birdie at par-5 sixth got him out of the front nine in 3-under 33. Unfortunately, Mickelson would trade only one more birdie for three bogeys on the back for a 1-under 71, leaving him well off the pace.