Phil Mickelson hit the road after his first shot on Friday in the second round of the 2016 PGA Championship.
No, he didn't withdraw. But his ball did leave Baltusrol, sailing 70 yards offline, out of bounds, off the property and bounding off the road that runs parallel to the property.
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Mickelson was forced to re-tee and hit his third shot to the converted par 4, which plays as a par 5 for the members. He then pulled his third shot left and near a cart path and bushes. A fan reportedly then kicked Mickelson's ball before he got to it. After learning of that, Mickelson took a drop with help of PGA of America officials in hopes of somewhat recreating the original lie.
From there Mickelson pulled his fourth shot long and near the perimeter fence beyond the hole. He punched out from mulch for his fifth, finally chipping on and close to the hole with his sixth shot. It was an opening triple-bogey 7 for Mickelson.
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