"Nailed it!" - Phil Mickelson shares video of himself firing a rifle on Twitter

Phil Mickelson Rifle

We’ve had dad-dancing and high-kicking… the obvious next chapter in Phil Mickelson’s Twitter odyssey had to be gun-slinging, right?

The American has uploaded a video of himself taking aim at a target “1,250 yards” in the distance using what appears to be some kind of rifle.

Just to stoke the Ryder Cup fire, he’s also wearing his Team USA baseball cap and referenced the match – taking place in a fortnight’s time at Le Golf National in Paris – in his tweet.

• Tadd Fujikawa becomes first male pro golfer to come out as gay

• How much does Ian Poulter care about the Ryder Cup? This much...

“How is today’s long range sniper shooting preparing me for the Ryder Cup?” wrote the five-time major winner. “Meditation, controlling my thoughts, breathing, heart rate and connecting with the target are critical for both!”

• DJ breaks silence on Paulina 'split' rumours

At the time of writing, the video had been viewed close to 400,000 times and had attracted some superb replies, not least this gem from Phil’s sister, Tina.

Mickelson is gearing up to play in his 12th consecutive Ryder Cup match. He has played in every edition of the biennial contest since 1995.

• Jordan Spieth facing punishment from PGA Tour

• Thomas Pieters recalls 'hostile' Ryder Cup crowds

No doubt, he will be looking to improve on what is a rather disappointing record in the match. He has won just 18 of the 45 matches he has played, whilst his 20 defeats is the joint worst of any American in the history of the contest.  

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
TITLEIST TOUR SPEED – Better than the Pro V1???
Titleist
play button
THE SIMPLE WAY TO HIT A LOB SHOT | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
TaylorMade MG2 TW Grind Wedges – Tiger Woods’ secret short game weapon
TaylorMade
play button
A simple drill for perfect timing | IMG Academy
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

New study highlights health benefits of golf for older participants
NEW! THE BUNKERED GOLF PODCAST
Ryder Cup star Tony Finau "being sued for $16million"
The World Handicap System: Everything you need to know
Want to work in golf? This is the website for you...

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
The correct grip will make your swing more consistent
Watch
play button
Don’t take the club away to the inside
Watch
play button
How to play better golf after a hip replacement
Watch
play button
Every swing should start with a good posture
Watch
See all videos right arrow