WATCH: Absurd Backwards Flop Shot From Wannabe Phil Mickelson

Playing a backwards flop is one of the most challenging shots in golf, one mastered by golfing legend Phil Mickelson, but it normally doesn’t go so well when amateurs try it. 

When faced with a severe downhill lie near a green, it is almost impossible to get any backspin on the shot to stop it near the hole. Sometimes the best thing to do is… hit the backwards lob shot.

This amateur makes that decision when faced with a really tough lie, and boy does he get lucky…


Probably one of the highest lob shots we have seen, but how lucky is that bounce!

Kudos for the good attempt.