Phil Mickelson nails amazing chip shot in Jim Nantz's backyard

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Phil Mickelson nails amazing chip shot in Jim Nantz’s backyard

Phil Mickelson, working on his chipping game before U.S. Open, drops a hole in one on Jim Nantz’s replica of famed No. 7 hole at Pebble Beach.

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Phil Mickelson has won enough times at Pebble Beach Golf Links to know that you can’t simply be “dropping bombs” for 72 holes and walk away with a trophy.

So Lefty has been working on aspects of his short game and sharing his antics on social media as he prepares for the U.S. Open next week at the century-old links overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

Mickelson found himself working on his chipping game in the backyard of one Jim Nantz, he of CBS Sports broadcasting fame, located steps from the Pebble Beach course.

Nantz’s yard in…

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