Future Hall of Famer Phil Mickelson drew the ire of golf analysts and fans around the world with a choice he made on the 13th hole at Shinnecock Hills.
Putting for birdie, Mickelson pushed the ball wide. It looked like the ball was going to fly off the green when Mickelson hit the ball back towards the hole while it was still moving - which is illegal.
He was assessed a two-stroke penalty and ended up scoring a 10 on the par 4.
After his third round he addressed the media.
He attempted to explain his rationale.
You can see the initial putt here.
It's a black eye for Phil, at least according to the announcers at today's U.S. Open. He was crucified for hitting the ball while it was moving, but he might have made the smart play.
What did you think of the move?