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Mickelson posts 66 in Rd. 3, reminisces on viral slide

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – Phil Mickelson said his inner child was awakened after he dropped on his bottom and intentionally slid down a steep, grassy slope at the eighth hole Friday at Whistling Straits.

He said it inspired him to begin looking for other cool hillocks that would make good slides at the PGA Championship.

“I started wondering if this would be a good place, or that would be a good place,” Mickelson said after posting a 6-under-par 66 Saturday.

Mickelson made a lot of highlights a day earlier for somebody who shot 73. The video of his scoot down the hill went viral.



“I got going a little faster than I thought I would,” Mickelson said. “I was surprised how fast I got going.”

Mickelson said the ride reminded him of when he and his friends would take scraps of cardboard and find hills to slide down. He joked that he might have tried it again Saturday if he weren’t wearing cream colored pants.