Phil Mickelson Backs Up Trash Talk With Sweet Victory Against Harry Higgs and Keith Mitchell

Published 08/17/2021, 4:21 PM EDT
May 27, 2021; Fort Worth, Texas, USA; Phil Mickelson on the 14th tee during the first round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports


Phil Mickelson and Joel Dahmen have won their hyped golf match against Harry Higgs and Keith Mitchell. The final score thru 18 remained 3&1 in favor of Phil and Joel. Moreover, the format used for the event was four-ball. 

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This event came out of nowhere. During a Q&A on Twitter, a guy asked Higgs who would he partner with to take on Phil and Brady in the next ‘Match,’ to which Higgs responded that he will play with anyone. But he thought Phil wasn’t ready for his trash talk. And this was enough to get Mickelson set up a small money game in which Joel partnered Phil while Keith went with Higgs. 

Phil Mickelson and Joel Dahmen win the Twitter hyped golf match 

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Aug 6, 2021; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Phil Mickelson pumps his fist after a birdie putt on the ninth hole during the second round of the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

However, the start for Phil and Joel was not ideal, as Harry made a birdie on the first hole and went one up. The same scoreline continued until the 4th hole, where Higgs drained a 30 footer to go 2-up. Both Harry and Keith looked in great touch, while there was not much action initially on Phil and Joel’s side. 

However, Joel Dahmen got the score down to 1 up as he made a birdie on the 5th hole. Additionally, Phil, who was updating the score on Twitter, got the score back to all square with an eagle on the 6th hole. And carrying this momentum, Phil complimented the eagle with a birdie on the very next hole to go 1-up. 

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Furthermore, after this, Phil Mickelson and Joel Dahmen never lost the lead. They went 2-up with a birdie on the 13th hole. Meanwhile, the scoreline remained the same until the end as they finish with a score of 3&1. Phil Mickelson was constantly tweeting about the happenings and was keeping the fans updated. 

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Phil made then made the final announcement, “3&1 is the final, ladies and gentlemen. Joel earns the “DaMan” with the third birdie in a row and put us 1-up on the press too.” Joel Dahmen made three consecutive birdies on the final three holes and sealed the hyped game for Mickelson and himself.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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