Phil Mickelson Nearly Aces Postage Stamp Hole at Royal Troon

July 15, 2016

Phil Mickelson’s bogey-free golf at the 2016 British Open continued much of Friday morning at Royal Troon, and was very nearly highlighted by an ace on the Postage Stamp.

Mickelson was four shots clear of the field when he reached the par-3 8th hole, which was playing 125 yards. Mickelson landed his approach pin high, but 15 feet left.

After two quick hops, the ball began to zip back on the soft, water-logged green, tracking straight to the hole. It would stop just two inches short of the jar, keeping the Postage Stamp ace-less thus far. Check out the shot below.