Phil Mickelson has pulled off some crazy shots in his life in tournament play. He’s done every zanier things on camera for social media.
Friday, with 6-foot-3 NBA superstar Steph Curry standing in, Lefty did it again.
“You’re a little taller than my normal test subjects here,” Mickelson said moments before the shot. “I’m going to just drive the club into the ground and hope for the best.”
Then, with the face of his wedge completely open and flat against the ground, and with Curry turning his head slightly away, Lefty took a big swipe and pulled off the shot.
Steph’s heart skipped a beat … and so did ours
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) September 11, 2021
Then, after taking a couple seconds to process what just happened, Curry says “Thank you” to Mickelson and gives him a big hug.
“Nervous?” Mickelson asked. “Were you eyes open?”
“I don’t even know,” Curry said.
Mickelson teamed with Charles Barkley to defeat Steph Curry and Peyton Manning in The Match III in Arizona last November.