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Phil Mickelson hits US Open birdie after seagull threatens to steal ball in second round

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After hitting his own ball twice during last year's US Open, Phil Mickelson has managed to move his ball on the same shot once again.

During the play in the second round at Pebble Beach, Mickelson hammered a drive on No.10 which saw the ball go 343 yards (313m) before attracting an outsider.

Seagulls often confuse balls for eggs and Mickelson's ball attracted the attention of a seagull who poked at the ball a couple of times, moving it from its original position.

The commentators on hand had a little bit of fun at the seagull's expense after the hilarious episode.

"Uh oh, where's my egg? Oh here it is right here! He's not going to pick that up is he?" he said.

After the ball was moved, Mickelson was allowed to take relief without penalty and place the ball as close to the original spot as possible.

Mickelson then blasted his second shot to within 30 feet (9.1m) of the pin before draining a 8m shot for a birdie on the hole.

The 48-year-old finished the day on 69 and is one under after two rounds, eight shots behind leader Gary Woodland.


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