Phil Mickelson Tells Epic Story About Golf’s Most Famous Course, And He Has The Receipts To Prove It

Legendary golfer Phil Mickelson has admitted to something unbelievable, but he has the evidence to back his claims.

The 45 time PGA Tour winner has confessed to repeatedly stealing a certain sign at the Augusta National Golf Club. Phil released a video on Twitter, where he takes us back 20 years to 2004, when he won his first Masters at the famous golf club in Georgia.

Before the tournament, Mickelson says he and his coach Dave Pelz developed a hitting drill called the “towel drill.” The drill was simple. Mickelson would place towels at different yardages (up to 175 yards) and practice hitting to them.

Going into the 2004 Master’s at Augusta, Mickelson performed his towel drill on the East side of the course where there was a small chipping green. With no signs indicating he was prohibited to hit longer ranger shots on the East side, Mickelson practiced his towel drill and ended up winning the Masters that year.

Fast forward to 2005. Mickelson was intent on practicing his towel drill in the same place he had done the year prior. This time, he found a sign that read: “East practice tee for short-game practice only.” Suddenly, Mickelson could no longer practice his towel drill.

Not to worry, though. The respected golfer says he was sure to sneak over to Magnolia lane in the evening and steal the sign. The following day, he returned to the range where the sign had ‘mysteriously’ vanished, and he practiced his towel drill. (RELATED: Past Masters Champions Spill The Tea On How Phil Mickelson Behaved During Exclusive, Annual Champions Dinner)

Mickelson claims he did the same thing in 2006 the following year, but there was a sign the next day that replaced the one he stole, so he couldn’t practice his long-range shots on the East side. Don’t believe him? At the end of the video, the golfer holds up the stolen sign for everyone to see.


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