SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Three holes into his 27th U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson called over a rules official for a question rarely heard.
“Is there a rule that allows me to see the ball when I hit it?” he asked.
There was no relief for Mickelson. Not on the 12th hole at Shinnecock Hills. Not at many others.
And he wasn’t alone.
Mickelson was in the marquee group Thursday morning, which featured three players who have a dozen majors among them.