Mickelson was faced with a 12-foot bogey putt and after sending it well past the hole, Lefty ran to his ball to hit it again before it went down the slope.
He said he knew the ball was going to roll off the green, which is why he made a decision to hit it while it was still moving.
Why a 2-stroke penalty and not a disqualification?
According to ESPN, that matched his worst score on a U.S. Open hole as a professional and set a career record for worst score relative to par at the U.S. Open as a pro.
But it's nothing disrespectful to me or to the U.S. Open or anything. He would end up with a 10 on the hole and with an 81 Saturday. "But it was just a moment - I think it's just a moment of madness". Taking his two-shot penalty, the extremely unusual incident divided viewers between those who condemned the action, and those who saw the amusing side of it.
Instead, in a surprising post-round interview, the American claimed that his decision to putt his moving ball back up the green was indeed a deliberate action. "As a result, he incurred a two stroke penalty for a breach of Rule 14-5. It's just one of them things that just happened".
I don't know if I was able to save a shot or not.
It was not immediately clear what was Mickelson's motive in striking the ball. Was he just frustrated with how he's played this week - he was already 10-over when the fiasco began - or was his outburst was some sort of protest against the USGA's setup?
Mickelson, while putting on the 13th green, smacked a 15 footer by the cup.
Mickelson, who has been a US Open runner-up six times, most recently in 2013, was having a miserable time Saturday before reaching 13.
It conjured up memories of John Daly hitting a moving ball that rolled off the green during the fourth round of the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. He now sits 17-over for the championship.
That said, Irving and James seemed to be friendly enough during the All-Star Game and Irving started for James' handpicked team. Dolan is a tight-pocketed guy and paying two-injury prone players (Irving, Porzingis) that type of money, is not in his plans.
In Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the month of Ramazan also began on Thursday, May 17, Geo News reported. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday.
Durant was electric in Game 3 while Curry struggled, but let's not forget Curry's Finals-record nine three-pointers in Game 2. His eighth straight appearance didn't go well either, and now there's uncertainty where the superstar will play next.
About 50 firefighters were battling the blaze initially, but more were on the way, along with heavy air tankers and helicopters. The lightning-sparked fire has burned 170 acres (69 hectares) on the Mogollon Rim since it began Wednesday in Cococino County.
The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st. As all the members of the royals gathered on the balcony, the Queen drove past underneath them in a carriage.
The Fed expects unemployment to fall to 3.6% this year , and, said Powell, " Most people who want to find jobs are finding them". Yields have been climbing this year , as markets position for a relatively more aggressive Fed amid inflation concerns.
Trump's lawyers have been in negotiations with Mueller's team since the end of previous year over terms of an interview. Since Horowitz's report criticizes Comey , Trump's claim is superficially plausible. "Right?!" Page texted Strzok.
In a tweet , PM Modi wrote, "I congratulate the people of Afghanistan as their cricket team plays their first global test match". India , the No 1 Test side, will be without skipper Virat Kohli , who will undergo a fitness test on Friday.
Elder Scrolls: Blades Announced, Coming this Fall for Mobile
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Porsche Mission E to be called Porsche Taycan
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Kim Kardashian to meet Alice Marie Johnson after prison release
The statement noted Johnson was known as a mentor to other inmates, and cited recommendations for clemency from prison officials. During his first year and half in office he has issued a number of pardons, however, mostly involving high-profile cases.