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Phil Mickelson nearly joins '59' club

Updated: February 1, 2013, 3:45 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

If Phil Mickelson believes the big-number check he cuts to Uncle Sam each year is unfair, what is there to make of the harsh horseshoe he had to endure Thursday afternoon in Arizona?

The ball was absolutely in the hole, and how it stayed out will be discussed whenever the subject of shooting 59 is broached.

Lefty was about to become just the sixth player in PGA Tour history to go so low, only to see his putt on the ninth green (his 18th) at the TPC Scottsdale lip ...

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