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Phil Mickelson tee shot lands in fan's shorts

February 20, 2012|By Austin Knoblauch
  • Phil Mickelson plays out of a bunker during the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades on Sunday.
Phil Mickelson plays out of a bunker during the final round of the Northern… (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles…)

Phil Mickelson probably felt a little gutted Sunday afternoon after losing to Bill Haas in a three-man playoff during the final round of the Northern Trust Open, but at least he got a laugh from pulling off a rare pant-leg shot.

Mickelson didn't have much to smile about Saturday as he watched his shot from the 15th tee at Riviera Country Club land among the gallery, but he couldn't help but laugh when he saw that the ball somehow made its way into the shorts of a fan.

The fan was also having a good time -- he even stretched out on the ground to help Mickelson in his attempt to play the ball where it lay.

In the end, the only one who really benefited from the errant shot was the fan, who received an autographed glove from the 40-time PGA Tour winner.

Mickelson didn't fare too badly, either.

He got a free drop and managed to make par on the hole and wound up tied for the lead after shooting a 70.

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