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PHOTOS: Fist pumps were all the rage at 2012 Northern Trust Open

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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The Northern Trust Open was a spectacular event last year. If memory has failed you, Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley needed long birdie putts on the 72nd hole to tie Bill Haas and force a playoff.

They both rolled them in. Then Haas buried both of them in a playoff.

But before that, all three offered us some epic fist pumpage that I want to show you here.

First, Phil.

Phil Mickelson fist pump

Phil Mickelson fist pump No. 1. (US Presswire)

Vintage Mickelson -- trying to do the Tiger pump and just failing miserably. How about the guy behind him and to the right doing the knees-out, squatting-down pose in utter exuberance?

Phil Mickelson fist pump No. 2. (US Presswire)

Bringing it home, and bringing the guy on the bottom left to his knees.

Phil Mickelson fist pump No. 3. (US Presswire)

The one in which it looks like he steps all over Bradley's line.

Keegan Bradley fist pump

Keegan Bradley fist pump No. 1. (US Presswire)

You can almost feel him and the crowd about to erupt from looking at this photo.

Keegan Bradley fist pump No. 2. (US Presswire)

We didn't know it at the time, but this two minutes was basically a preview of the first two days of the Ryder Cup.

Keegan Bradley fist pump No. 3. (US Presswire)

Potentially one of my favorite sports photos of all time, if only because of the elderly volunteer on the right side of the frame doing his Phil Mickelson Masters jump impression.

Bill Haas fist pump

Bill Haas fist pump. (US Presswire)

Then, Bill Haas is like, "Oh, yeah, y'all. I just won this tournament."

Here's the video, which, if possible, might be even better than the photos.

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