Mickelson's 12th-hole blunder stings

Originally Published: April 13, 2009
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- From the moment the ball left the clubface, you could tell it was in trouble. The golf gods don't appreciate shots hit to the right of the Sunday flag at No. 12. And so, almost on cue, it hit the bank and trundled back into Rae's Creek.

It was already hard to breathe at Amen Corner, such were the circumstances with Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods charging toward the top of the leaderboard, but the air was seemingly sucked right out of the place when Mickelson's ...

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