So is Lefty trying to go righty now?

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Phil Mickelson proves he's a threat no matter which hand he plays with.
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Sam Gardner

Sam Gardner is a general assignment writer for Originally from Orlando, Fla., he previously covered the Orlando Magic for FOX Sports Florida and has also covered the NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals and MLB playoffs. Follow him on Twitter.



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Is Lefty going righty? That seems to be the case, at least when Phil Mickelson is playing ping pong and football.

In a video posted to Instagram Wednesday night, Callaway shows the five-time major winner Mickelson goofing off between takes of a commercial shoot, and I’m not sure what’s more surprising — that he throws right-handed or that he throws such a tight spiral.

“‘Go a little farther, so I can lead ya,’” the caption reads. “Phil had us running wheel routes in between takes at today's ad shoot.”

Weird as it looks to see Mickelson tossing a ball right-handed, that’s actually his natural tendency. The only thing he does left-handed is make millions of dollars swinging a golf club, a trait that’s more common than you’d think — being skilled with either hand, not the "making millions of dollars" part.

In a 2006 feature at, Chris McManus, a professor at the University College London, said that ambidexterity like Mickelson's is more common than one might think.

"About a third of left-handers prefer to throw right-handed," McManus told the site. "And, curiously, about two percent of right-handers throw with their left hand."

And if you’re wondering if Mickelson could golf right-handed if he wanted to — well, it looks like he’s pretty OK at that, too:

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