Ryder Cup: Phil Mickelson Forced to Hit Right-Handed for 2nd Time

October 1, 2016
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CHASKA, Minn. – Phil Mickelson may start getting pretty good at this right-handed thing. 

Early in his match against Europe’s Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters, Mickelson was forced to hit a wedge shot right-handed after his partner, Rickie Fowler, sprayed an approach on the fifth hole. (He did the same thing yesterday in his foursomes match with Fowler.) 

And although he actually hit a decent shot – he hooded the inverted wedge a bit and played the ball well out to the right for a slight hook – the ball flew over the green and into the rough. They would go on to bogey the hole and lose to McIlroy/Pieters to go 3 down. The American duo did rebound with three straight halves in an attempt to come from behind against McIlroy for the second-straight match. Follow along with our live leaderboard here.