Phil Mickelson finishes with double bogey, then hits range balls in the dark at Oak Hill

After a long day, Phil tries to work things out in the gloaming at Oak Hill.

This was just a cool shot from TNT.

Phil Mickelson was a bit off all day at Oak Hill, his alignment from the tee never quite right. He started 3-over through the first four holes, before a rain delay in the middle of his round allowed him to regroup and work on his swing caddie Jim Mackay. It looked like he found what was going wrong, as he made a charge after the delay and got from 3-over to 1-under.

But all the work to get into the red came undone down the stretch. Phil was extremely wild off the tee, hitting a drive off the yard on the par-5 No. 13 and then going wide left again at the 18th. The wayward tee ball led to an adventure trying to get out of the trees and back on the fairway, which took two attempts. The result was a finishing double bogey, the same mark made by Tiger Woods on his last hole, which also dropped him to 1-over for the championship.

With an 8:35 a.m. ET tee time on Friday and the hour delay resulting in a late Thursday finish, Phil realized he didn't have much time to try and work things out on the range. So with little to no daylight, Phil proceeded to theange with Bones for a session in the Rochester gloaming, creating this cool visual:

Philpractice_medium

In addition to Bones, Phil made the request to have coach Butch Harmon join him for the impromptu session, so you know he's concerned late on Thursday:

But can he really see where those are going? Sometimes, with Phil, it's better not to know where they end up.

More golf from SB Nation:

Predictions for Tiger and Phil at the season's final major

A course guide to historic Oak Hill

After Tiger and Phil, who's next in USA Golf? | Phil wants Tiger on Sunday

Crazed autograph seekers scare away Tiger

Tiger Woods and an impossible standard

• GIFS Casual Phil and his backpack full of Claret Jug | The best Tiger birdie celebration

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.