U.S. golfer Phil Mickelson reacts to missing a birdie putt on the 10th hole of the north course at Torrey Pines during first round play at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, California January 24, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Some of the more popular highlights from this year's Pebble Beach Pro Am seem to be blooper reels. Only two days after Condoleezza Rice gave a spectator a bloody nose when she struck a golf ball into the sidelines, Phil MIckelson had a slip-and-fall.
Yesterday, while on the 18th hole of the California golf course, 42-year-old Mickelson uncharacteristically shot a ball into the rocks. During his search for the ball Mickelson cautiously walks onto the wet rocks but slips and loses his balance. He falls on to his behind but was okay. Mickelson brushed himself off and promptly got onto his feet to continue looking about for the ball.
Video coverage of the tournament caught the fall on tape and can be seen below.
Mickelson is no stranger to the Pebble Beach Pro Am. He won the tournament four times in the past. Most recently last year and previously in 2007, 2005, and 1998. He is one of twelve golfers to have ever won the tournament multiple times and is only one win away from tying Mark O'Meara who won the Pebble Beach Pro Am five times, according to the tournament's website.