Lefty had just stepped onto the 16th for the shotgun start. The track “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC had just finished blaring.
Six-time major winner Mickelson was preparing to hit his tee shot at the par-3 hole in New Jersey when a man yelled: “DO IT FOR THE SAUDI ROYAL FAMILY!”
Per a report by NJ.com, there was a light grumble in the crowd and Lefty stepped away to gather himself. A security guard then warned the heckler to stop, according to witnesses.
Perhaps Lefty was a bit flustered. He smashed his tee shot into the greenside bunker then followed that up by nearly hitting his sand shot into the water on the other side of the green. He made a bogey.
Mickelson finished round one of three at the third LIV Golf event at 4-over par. It means that, astonishingly, he is now a combined 40-over par in 11 rounds of golf since returning from his self-imposed exile from the game.
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