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Phil Mickelson nearly holed his approach shot on the final hole of the St. Jude Classic

Shane Bacon
Devil Ball Golf

This season hasn't been the best for Phil Mickelson. With the resurgence of Tiger Woods and our attention going to some of the other, younger players, it seems that Mickelson's name comes up less and less when talking about the golfing elite.

But there are moments when he reminds us that he is still incredibly talented and one of the best players out there. At the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday it was Mickelson who found himself in contention thanks to a Saturday 65, his lowest score on tour since early February.

Mickelson offset two early birdies with some bogeys, and found himself well back of the leaders heading down the final stretch. It took a pitching wedge from 170 yards on the par-3 14th to get the momentum going, making birdie there and following it up with another circle on the par-5 16th.

Then came the 18th, which you see above, when Mickelson nearly jarred his second shot for an eagle which would have put him 11-under, tying the lead at the time.

In the air Phil even told the ball to go in, and while it didn't listen, he still made birdie and at the time looked like he might sneak into a playoff. Unfortunately for Mickelson fans it wasn't his day, with Harris English making a clutch birdie on the 17th to set up his first PGA Tour win.

Still, a great final shot by Mickelson and his reaction brought back memories of another happening earlier this season.

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