Phil Mickelson loses the plot as Justin Rose stays in contention

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• Dustin Johnson shares lead with three others after third round
• Rose one shot back; Mickelson assessed for hitting moving ball

The US Open could trademark its recurring and spectacular brand of chaos. Nobody does it better. On a day in which Dustin Johnson sampled this major’s evil side, Phil Mickelson triggered shockwaves throughout the golfing world.

Mickelson’s turbulent relationship with his professional nemesis took its latest and most extraordinary twist as he deliberately rehit his own putt when rolling rapidly past the hole on the 13th green at Shinnecock Hills. This was quite the 48th birthday.

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Written by Ewan Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/16/us-open-phil-mickelson-loses-plot-justin-rose-in-contention under the title “Phil Mickelson loses the plot as Justin Rose stays in contention”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.