Phil Mickelson Almost Missed Registration for PGA Championship

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 8, 2013

Phil Mickelson's decision to not play a practice round at Oak Hill the day before the first round of the 2013 PGA Championship nearly disqualified him.

Mickelson is looking to win back-to-back majors for the first time in his career after taking home the Open Championship crown in July, and apparently his confidence in his game nearly caused him to forget that players are required to register for tournaments the day before.

In shorts and flip-flops, Lefty rushed to the Oak Hill clubhouse around 1:30 p.m. to be allowed to try for his sixth career major.

You might remember that Rory McIlroy overslept before the final round of the 2012 PGA Championship and went on to win, so perhaps this was a calculated decision.

Unfortunately, Phil's confusion didn't stop there—he started the opening round by asking for directions to the first hole. Get it together, Lefty.

GIF via SB Nation, hat tip to Larry Brown Sports. Vine via CBS Sports.