2013 GIFs of the Year: Phil Mickelson
Walking out to receive the Claret Jug
Over the last two weeks, I’ve been posting my 2013 Golf GIF Roundups, broken down into several ‘Best Of’ categories. Today, we come to the end of the line as we take a look back at the 2013 season of Phil Mickelson.
Previous posts: The Best of Tiger Woods, The Majors, The Shots, The Shanks, The Reactions, The Laughs, The WTFs & The Rage
Phil Mickelson had quite the year in 2013, with more highs and lows than a lot of players will see over an entire career. The near 59 at the Waste Management kicked it off, and after another runner-up finish at the U.S. Open, Mickelson did the unthinkable and actually won across the pond on back-to-back weeks at the Scottish Open and the Open Championship. Seeing Mickelson lift the Claret Jug is something I never thought I’d witness, but it’s a testament to his ever evolving game and skill set. At a time when he should be getting worse, especially with his arthritic wrists, Mickelson seems to be doing just fine and as you’ll see below, he’s as creative as he’s ever been.
If you hover over each image, you’ll get a brief description of why it made the list.
Phil lips out for 59 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Phil and the crowd think that it’s going in.
Great reaction from Phil’s caddie, Jim “Bones” Mackay
Taking a spill at Pebble Beach.
Pitching from the cart path at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Close-up of cart path chip shot.
“Come on baby”
Phil has to wait as a groundhog crosses the fairway.
Phil holes out at Merion on Sunday
Reacting to the Merion hole out
Getting really creative on the second at Castle Stuart in the Scottish Open.
Great flop shot at Castle Stuart on the 3rd.
Crazy thick rough at the Scottish Open.
Not sure I’ve ever seen Phil flub a chip like this.
Attempting the Happy Gilmore swing with a right-handed driver.
Phil’s approach to 17 set up an eagle putt.
Final putt on 18 at the 2013 Open Championship
Phil lifts the Claret Jug for the first time.
Thumbs up for everyone.
Phil and Keegan Bradley at the Presidents Cup.
Phil and Keegan again.
They will be paired together again at the Ryder Cup in 2014.
Phil hits himself in the head after a poor bunker shot.
Typical Phil, hitting a tree and skipping one over the water at the Presidents Cup.