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What's Up With That Binder Clip on Phil Mickelson's Hat?

Photo: 2016 David Cannon/R&A

Phil's hat clip was back for Friday's rainy and windy conditions are Royal Troon.

Phil Mickelson played his second round at the Open Championship at Royal Troon with an unusual accessory -- an office supply-style binder clip clamped firmly on the right side of his hat.

The purpose? To keep his (ill-fitting?) KPMG-logoed headwear planted firmly in place during Friday's rainy and gusty conditions.  

"I know it looks terrible," Mickelson said after signing for a two-under 69 to keep the lead. "But it is what it is."

This is isn’t the first time the clip has made an appearance. It also was in play during last week’s Scottish Open, where Mickelson finished T-13.

Rickie Fowler made flat-brimmed caps cool on the PGA Tour. Could Lefty do the same thing for binder-clipped caps?

Stay tuned.   

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