When it comes to PGA Tour displays of showmanship, it will be difficult for anything to top the time Phil Mickelson had his then caddie, Jim “Bones” Mackay, tend the flagstick for a 70-yard shot on the final hole of the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open. He didn’t quite pull off the shot, but the theatrics alone made it one of those memorable Mickelson moments that are both entertaining and puzzling at the same time.
Fast forward to Friday when Mickelson faced a relatively straight-forward bunker shot on Quail Hollow’s par-3 fourth hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship and again, decided to have the pin pulled, this time by his brother and current caddie, Tim. Have a look:
OK then . . . It was a fine shot – and Mickelson saved par – but why pull out the pin?