Phil Mickelson has arguably the best short game in the world. He's proven the ability to hit great shots under seemingly impossible circumstances. With extremely dry conditions and a brutal pin setup, Pinehurst No. 2 is playing close to impossible for some. Not even Mickelson could solve the bunker at No. 6 when his solid strike came up only inches short of being perfect, only to end up back at his feet.
Mickelson's second attempt was much better and he tapped in for a bogey.