Phil Mickelson gave USGA official a piece of his mind about the tee placement on No. 3
Phil Mickelson is a guy known for being cool, calm and collected on the golf course. He usually walks around with a big grin on his face, giving that famous thumbs-up move to any fan that will look his way.
Early in his final round at the U.S. Open, Phil was not happy, and it turned out it was where the tees were set on the third hole. A par-3 that is said to play just 256 yards, Mickelson remarked after his tee shot on No. 4 to someone with the USGA that he couldn't even reach the green from where they placed the tees (check the 30 second mark in the above video).
"That was terrible," Phil said. "274 (yards)? We can't even reach it."
Mickelson did make a double-bogey on the hole, and while he followed it up with a great tee shot on the par-5 4th hole en route to a birdie he was still thinking about that previous hole as he went on with his round.