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Caption: To Ease The Tension, Phil Mickelson’s Caddie Lifts His Leg And Cuts One

You just have to to love Jim “Bones” Mackay, Phil Mickelson’s longtime caddie. He’s always willing to do whatever is necessary to assist Phil stay focused. But even more than that, Bones is keenly aware of the moments when Phil is taking things too seriously and not enjoying himself. And what better way to interject some lightheartedness than by playfully lifting a leg and letting one rip? I know I find hilarious. Don’t you?

But more importantly, how did Phil take it? This photo was taken on the 18th hole during the first round. Beginning his second round at even par, Phil went out and shot a 69 today in a major that has historically given him fits. Mickelson is now sitting at a respectable 1-under heading into the weekend. I’d say the impromptu, on-course flatulence did the trick.

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