Following eight pars and a triple bogey to open his round, Phil Mickelson finally notched his first birdie of the first round and all it took was one of the best putts you'll see at Augusta this year.
Mickelson's approach into the 10th green landed well to the left of the pin, leaving a long, breaking putt. A decent lag putt, setting him up with a gimme par putt would have been a very good result. Instead, Mickelson one-upped that, reading the 60-foot putt perfectly. Mickelson hit the putt with perfect speed, watching it hold the line before breaking some 10 feet to the right at the end.
The putt was so good, even Mickelson couldn't believe it, mouthing "are you kidding me" after watching the ball find the bottom of the cup.
The putt would have been incredible regardless of the rest of the round, but it's even more impressive when you consider the issues Mickelson had with the flatstick earlier in the round. Those issues included a three-putt at No. 7.
Drilling a 60-foot putt with nearly 10 feet of break is certainly one way to get a shot back.