Mickelson Offered to Withdraw from US Open After Shocking Putt

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Golf drama alert.

Phil Mickelson made a call to the US Golf Association’s executive director, Mike Davis, after hearing the outcry over his decision to hit a moving ball on the 13th green during the US Open on Saturday.

In an interview with Golfweek, Mickelson’s wife Amy said that he called Davis and said, “If I’ve done something that crosses the line that much, then I need to withdraw immediately.”

Luckily, the decision to punish Mickelson with a two-stroke penalty was deemed enough. The USGA announced that they did not disqualify Mickelson because he made a forward strike rather than stopping the ball altogether.

Mickelson went on to tie for 48th place in the US Open.