Phil Mickelson Somehow Hits 'Impossible' Flop-Shot Over Man's Head

Phil Mickelson will represent his country for the 12th time at this year's Ryder Cup, breaking the record for the most appearances in the most famous tournament in golf.

The 48-year-old, who has won 43 events on the PGA Tour down the years, will be looking to make a real statement at Le Golf National, Paris.

But will he pull out the oldest trick in the book, this weekend?

Something we might see from the Amercian in the coming years is Mickelson's famous flop shot, a remarkable feat that will baffle even the most dedicated golfer.

The five-time major winner showcased his skill move on the petrified former Tour Pro Gary Evans earlier in the year and it really is something else.

How he manages to get so much loft on the ball is beyond me. Genius.

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Team Europe will be hoping to win back the trophy from reigning champions Team USA.

In 2016, The Americans won the tournament comfortably 17-11 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota.

This time around, it is expected to be a lot closer as Team USA are 10/11 favourites to retain the title in France, while the Europeans are 5/4. However, the visitors haven't won on European soil in 25 years.

Spanish youngster Jon Rahm is fired up for his Ryder Cup debut according to several of his teammates, as McIlroy compared him to European legend Seve Ballesteros.

"He definitely has the fire of Seve," said McIlroy. "He's got that passion that the Spanish are known for."

"I wasn't quite as vocal in my first Ryder Cup as he's been, but I wasn't as good in my first Ryder as he is.

"I played 18 holes with him (on Tuesday). He seems to be playing really well. And if we do play together at some point, that would be something I'd really look forward to."

Can Europe win in Paris this weekend?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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