Phil Mickelson shows off insane short game ahead of British Open

Who’s the best putter in the world? Who’s the best driver in the world? Who hits the best sand shots? Ask that question to tour pros and you might get 10-15 responses. But ask them who has the best short game. Ask them, bullet to your head, who do you want with a wedge and a tourney on the line?

Guess who they’re gonna pick? The guy who practices backward flop shots in the wind.


For a long time, the British Open looked like the one Phil would never win. The one that would get away. Now he’s looking to go back-to-back at Hoylake. With a hobbled Tiger Woods and a wide open field, I kinda like his chances.