By ALEX MYERS
Phil Mickelson’s quest to win for a record-tying fifth time at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am got off to a strong start with an opening 66. It was a round that included a rare feat by Phil in that he hit all 14 fairways – something he was particularly proud of. But in round two, Phil was back doing more Phil-like things, specifically hitting wild tee shots followed by jaw-dropping recovery shots.R
And none of those drew more attention than the incredible fairway wood he struck on the par-5 14th hole at Spyglass Hill. After an errant drive, Mickelson hooked his second shot out of the rough, around some trees, over a water hazard to about six feet. Seriously, you’ve got to see it to believe it:
How in the world did he pull that off? Accurate Phil was OK to watch on Thursday, but wild Phil is a lot more fun.
Unfortunately, Mickelson couldn’t convert the easy eagle putt. However, the tap-in birdie had him at the top of the leaderboard early on Day 2 – and leading off highlight packages everywhere.