AUGUSTA – Three-time champion Phil Mickelson vowed to “hit bombs” in the third round of the Masters, and he aimed his first one at playing partner Matt Kuchar.
Mickelson posted a video on Twitter Saturday morning of himself driving down Magnolia Lane offering a commentary on his plans for the day when he teed off alongside Kuchar at 1:45 p.m. (1745 GMT).
“Obviously, we’re not going to have any side action today because I’d probably see like .06 percent if I did win,” Mickelson said – a sly dig at the contretemps that embroiled Kuchar when he paid his Mexican caddie a tiny fraction of his top prize for his Mayakoba Classic win in November.
“But we’re going to have a great day,” Mickelson said.
The 48-year-old American noted his all-black wardrobe for the weekend and said his swing speed topped out at 125.1 mph on Friday night.