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Phil Mickelson says hotel caught fire, but his game not so hot

Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship.

Evacuation of building part of wild morning for pro golfer at BMW Championship

Phil Mickelson had little time to prepare for his round of golf at the BMW Championship on Sunday. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Phil Mickelson had a wild Sunday, and that was before he showed up for the BMW Championship.

Mickelson said on Twitter that lightning struck the hotel where he was staying, leading to an evacuation. One problem: He was staying on the top floor, his clubs were in his room and his tee time at Medinah was approaching.

Mickelson eventually got to the course in time to change shoes in the parking lot, but not after a tweet saying that his clubs served as a fire retardant.

He headed to the range to warm up, pausing only to answer the phone when his wife called to check on him.

WATCH | Mickelson manages to make tee time after hectic morning:

Phil Mickelson rushed to Medinah Country Club for the 4th round of the BMW Championship after his hotel was struck by lightning and caught fire. 1:26

He told her at one point, "I tweeted it." Storms have caused the final round to be pushed back and started from both tees.

Mickelson later tweeted that he was able to retrieve his equipment in time to get to the course. 

However, the 49 year old arrived in flip flops and was photographed taking practice swings in the parking lot as he rushed to prepare for his round. 

Mickelson entered Sunday tied for 47th. 

With files from CBC Sports

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