It was dumb, the worst moment of my career!
Phil Mickelson regrets US Open antics after opening 70 leaves him seven adrift at the Scottish Open
- American legend treated the rules of the game with contempt at the US Open
- He stopped a moving ball on the 13th green with his putter at Shinnecock Hills
- Luke List made the early running with seven-under-par 63 at the Scottish Open
By DEREK LAWRENSON FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 16:21 EDT, 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 18:23 EDT, 12 July 2018
Phil Mickelson was in full charm offensive mode at the Scottish Open on Thursday as he talked at length for the first time about the ‘worst moment in a 25-year career’.
The American was referring to his calamitous decision to treat the rules of the game with contempt at the US Open at Shinnecock Hills last month, when he stopped a moving ball on the 13th green with his putter, knocking it back from whence it came.
The veteran lefty resorted to smart-aleckery in the aftermath and again during the final round the next day, when he raised his arms in mock jubilation at holing a 6ft putt on the same hole.
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