10 Greatest Shots of Phil Mickelson's Career
A video rundown of some of Mickelson's most amazing golf shots
By: Rob Doster | 2/4/13, 2:00 PM EST
Phil Mickelson added to his legacy with his 41st career PGA Tour win this weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. But he also added to his career-long litany of miraculous shots with his unlikely bomb through the fringe on No. 7 in the final round that all but clinched his sixth win in the Valley of the Sun.
Sure, he's lost his share of tournaments, many of them in heartbreaking fashion. But he's also escaped from disaster countless times with creative flops, clutch putts and a nearly unmatched flair for the dramatic.
Here's a video rundown of some of Mickelson's greatest moments - 10 of the greatest golf shots of his remarkable career.
10. 2011 Farmers Insurance Open
Only Phil would treat us to the spectacle of having caddy Bones Mackay tend the pin on an approach shot from the fairway.
9. 2012 HP Byron Nelson Championship
Mickelson's the ultimate shot-shaper, which he proved with this bender around the trees at the Byron Nelson.
8. 2009 Tour Championship
For Mickelson, this was a routine chip-in, but given the circumstances — it clinched his Tour Championship win — it makes the list.
7. 2008 Crowne Plaza Invitational
Another stunning escape from the trees. All in a day's work.
6. 2009 Doral
Once was not enough. Lefty displayed his short-game mastery with consecutive chip-ins at Doral.
5. 2012 Masters
Phil's known for his flop shot, but from this position? Under Masters pressure? Sick.
4. 2010 BMW
Sometimes, it's preferable for fans (and for Phil) when he misses the green.
3. 2000 Chevron World Challenge
Only Phil would even think to attempt this bizarre shot, much less pull it off — a chip-in on an ice-littered green.
2. 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open
Mickelson broke Brandt Snedeker's heart with this bomb through the fringe and down the slope on No. 7 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
1. 2010 Masters
The hero shot to top all hero shots — Phil off the pine straw on 13 at Augusta. Pure guts.
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