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There were not that many opportunities to show off his incredible imagination or his astonishing touch around the greens, but he made the most of the times he had to scramble.
On the second, he hit a driver from off pine straw, between trees in front of the green. I can't stress this enough: No one, but nobody even considers that play, let alone attempts it. On top of that, he pulled it off!
On the 15th, he put his second shot over the middle of the green leaving an extremely difficult chip shot to a green running away from him.
Just to illustrate the point, Peter Hanson had almost the exact same shot in front of Phil and couldn't keep his ball on the green. Hanson had hit a very nice shot and simply couldn't stop it.
What does Phil do? He hit a flop shot that looked to fly some 30 feet straight up. The ball fell straight down and stopped almost instantly about six feet from the hole.
And then there was his approach on 18. Having driven in the right rough, Phil had to play an enormous hook around the trees to get on the green. He was so far right that when they showed his angle to the green, you couldn't see the green. All you could see was the bunker that guards the front left corner of the green.
Doing what he always seems to do, Phil hit the required hook. Not only did he get on the green, he was on the right level of the green and ended up making birdie.
It is these kinds of shots, and Phil's ability to pull them off when he needs to, that makes him one of the most fun players to watch.