Phil Mickelson started the third round 14 shots back and moved to 17 off the pace with a triple bogey at the opening hole Saturday.
After blowing his drive into the right trees, Mickelson attempted to punch out into the fairway. He swung ... and he missed.
Masters 2018: Phil Mickelson | 1st Hole, Round 3 pic.twitter.com/BmyKcRcbYH— Masters Highlights (@MastersMoments) April 7, 2018
His triple-bogey 7 dropped him from 5 to 8 over par for the week.
But, of course, Phil is Phil and for every low there is a high.
Such a high came on the par-5 eighth, when Mickelson hit driver off the deck and reached the green in two. He made eagle and then birdied No. 9 to turn in 1-over 37.
Masters 2018: Phil Mickelson | 8th Hole, Round 3 pic.twitter.com/j8NZqBWm2Y— Masters Highlights (@MastersMoments) April 7, 2018