Phil Mickelson is looking good as he fine-tunes his short-term game in preparation for the US Open, nailing a hole-in-one in Jim Nantz’s backyard and sharing the feat on social media.
Mickelson admires his beautiful shot as it lands softly on the replica of the par-3 No. 7 hole at Pebble Beach.
“Here it comes. Here it comes. It’s in the hole! What a way to prepare for the United States Open,” Nantz says in the background as Mickelson’s shot rolls in.
This should only add to Mickelson’s confidence after he won the AT&T event on the famed California course.
On his Instagram, Mickelson captions the video with, “From dropping bombs to dropping the mic. Dropping hole-in-ones on Pebble Beach #7 (in Nantz’s yard) is how I get ready for the US Open! #KARMA #sidesauce.”
Lefty now has the opportunity to engrave his name on a Rock of Fame near the tee box of the faux par-3 alongside the names of others who have made a hole-in-one, including his CBS colleague Nick Faldo and PGA Tour pro Billy Horschel.
Mickelson, frustrated with the course conditions, was involved in controversy at last year’s US Open at Shinnecock Hills. Mickelson chased down and hit a putt while it was still rolling on the green.
No matter what happens this year, he’ll always have Nantz’s backyard.