This Guy Is Not Phil Mickelson

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Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but when you see these videos of people trying to replicate Phil Mickelson’s iconic flop shot over Dave Pelz pop up, a sense of dread overtakes you. 

The absolute best case scenario is someone has Seve infiltrate their body for a split second, but far more likely is what we see above: one cigar-wielding friend giving his other cigar-wielding friend far too much credit for an occasionally-solid short game.

Luckily for the overly trustworthy friend, the Phil impersonator hit the ball right in the teeth and only appears to have brushed the inside of his buddy’s leg.