Cameron Smith admitted he was shocked at Phil Mickelson's collapse after picking up his second LIV Golf victory of 2023.
Mickelson collapsed like a pack of cards and his challenge was undone by an horrendous quintuple bogey eight.
Lefty's challenge went up in flames on No. 7 at Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey.
His tee shot at the par-3 was wet. Mickelson reteed but then found the water once again. His third found dry land but he couldn't get up and down and in the end slumped to a T-9 finish at 1-under, 11 strokes behind champion Smith.
Smith was once again in supreme form with his putter and in the end his margin of victory, over India's Anirban Lahiri, was as many as seven shots.
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He put together rounds of 66, 67 and 68 to collect his second $4m cheque of 2023 on the breakaway.
His victory was his third overall having previously tasted success at LIV's event in 2022 in Chicago.
Smith told the media:
Watch Phil react to the shot here:
Smith said he wasn't happy with how he won at Centurion Club. He said he played poorly on the final day a week before the 151st Open.
"I think I'm a long way off the greatest of all time," joked Smith. "But I did play good this week. The game felt good."
Smith's Ripper team, comprising of Jed Morgan, Marc Leishman and Matt Jones also scooped a commanding, 11-shot team victory over Bryson DeChambeau's Crushers.
The South African side, Stinger, finished third.
Next up for LIV Golf is a trip to Chicago to play Rich Harvest Farms over September 22-24.
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