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Phil Mickelson teaches you how to hit a golf ball off the cart path

They have golf cart paths where you play, right?

Image: Wilfredo Lee/AP/Press Association Images

THE WEEKEND IS here. And hopefully you’ll get to play some golf.

Let Lefty first impart some advice. Here’s how, according to Phil Mickelson who hit one off the path yesterday, he did it. It’s a two-step process.

1. “You’d have to be an idiot to open the club face because you’re adding bounce… So I square up the face.”

2. “The ball is going to come out five yards longer than normal.” (So aim 5 yards short of your typical landing zone.)

He’s asked if he really thinks a weekend hacker could hit this shot. His answer: “Now that they know how to do it, absolutely.”

If you haven’t listened to this already, you should, it’s great. It starts at 00:20.

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