“Oh no, not again.”
That was Phil Mickelson’s reaction as soon as he hit his tee shot at the par-4 fifth hole at Ridgewood Country Club in the third round of The Barclays.
You see, Mickelson’s ball was flying toward the very same hospitality area as Friday’s second round. Sure enough, Mickelson’s tee ball struck the cart path and landed again on the outdoor carpet with a clean lie for his second shot.
This time, Mickelson produced a better result with the shot, leaving himself a 20-foot birdie putt at the short hole. The putt didn’t fall but the par was better than Friday’s bogey.