Thursday, June 16, 2011

Phil Mickelson at the 2011 US Open

Phil Mickelson at 2011 US Open-3

This is the second installment of photography from the 2011 US Open and today I am featuring another one of my favorite golfers – Phil Mickelson.

Phil Mickelson at 2011 US Open-4

Phil makes my list of favorite golfers because of the excitement he brings to the game.  Phil brings this excitement by taking risks, making seemingly impossible shots, and pulling off miracles with his short game.  Prior to Tiger’s recent troubles, his exciting play was even more spectacular during the infamous duels between the two.  During the period of Tiger’s dominance, Phil was always there pushing and challenging.  This kind of rivalry (not always friendly) makes for great golf course drama.

Phil Mickelson at 2011 US Open-5

Phil Mickelson at 2011 US Open-6

The final shot in this series is a triptych of Phil practicing one of his patented flop shots over a bunker to a pin just a couple yards deep into the green.  What you don’t see in these shots is that the ball went nearly straight up and landed with nearly no roll, just a few short feet from the pin.

Phil Mickelson at 2011 US Open Triptych

Have fun, and go make some great photography.


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