Phil Mickelson sarcastically raises arms in celebration after triumphing at No. 13

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Rules officials could have chosen to disqualify the six-time US Open runner-up but instead elected to penalise the American, who shot an 11-over 81 to drop to 17 over.

Mickelson was faced with a 12-foot bogey putt and after sending it well past the hole, Lefty ran to his ball to hit it again before it went down the slope.

Asked if he had an issue with what Mickelson did, Johnston said: "No, not at all".

"I didn't mean it disrespectfully, but if you're going to take it that way, that's not on me", Mickelson told reporters. Taking his two-shot penalty, the extremely unusual incident divided viewers between those who condemned the action, and those who saw the amusing side of it. And at that time I just didn't feel like going back and forth and hitting the same shot over.

Purists were understandably outraged by Mickelson's actions, though he defended what he did by citing the golf adage that the rules should be used to a player's advantage.

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"I think he just snapped". "I don't know if I was able to save a shot or not". It wasn't, though. Mickelson knew exactly what he was doing and actually revealed it had been something he'd been on the verge of carrying out in the past. "'I withdraw.' Those are the next words Mickelson should say on his way out of the U.S. Open and into a better and brighter tomorrow". "Whether I do or not I'm happy with the day".

Whether he likes it or not, the spectators at Shinnecock Hills today will not let Phil Mickelson forget that it's his birthday.

When Mickelson was done explaining one of the most freakish decisions of his legendary career, he scribbled autographs, made small talk with fans and nodded along to the music.

Mickelson intentionally broke a rule because he calculated that the penalty would serve him better than the alternative.

Other players, however, were more measured and accepted the challenge for what it was.

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"Phil didn't purposely deflect or stop the ball", John Bodenhamer, the USGA's senior managing director of championships and governance, noted of the decision to spare the 20th-ranked golfer a disqualification. He's a fan favorite, particularly on Long Island, and fans would love nothing more than to see him come from behind to win the only major that has eluded him. It brought back memories of the U.S. Open at Shinnecock in 2004 when the course became almost unplayable in windy, dry conditions.

The flamboyant Daly, however, was already considered unpredictable, whereas Mickelson's reputation as American golf's golden man has been cultivated over nearly three decades of exemplary behavior on the course.

Shinnecock Hills looks the kind of place Jay Gatsby would saunter up for a game. It's something you might see at your home course with your mates or something.

Saturday, the total draw to the property should be well above that.

Do you regret what you've done? He needed two more putts to get down from there.

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