Mickelson's wedge is shot of his life

Updated: August 16, 2005, 12:02 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- After Jack Nicklaus hit a 237-yard 1-iron to within birdie range on No. 18 in the final round of the 1967 U.S. Open, Baltusrol Golf Club put a plaque at the spot in the fairway. As Phil Mickelson walked near it Monday morning, he tapped it with his 3-wood, he said, "for some good karma."

If Baltusrol decides to do the same to commemorate the shot Mickelson hit to win the 2005 PGA Championship, no one would ever see the plaque. The grass is too thick.

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