AUGUSTA, Ga. — The hugs with his family took place on the clubhouse lawn, not the 18th green. That was occupied, and by this time there was nothing Phil Mickelson could do about it.
He had celebrated there before, most famously eight years ago when he won his first green jacket and took his young daughter in his arms, saying, “Daddy won! Can you believe it?”
Now it looked like he couldn’t believe he had lost.
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