Lefty’s not ready to give up
Phil Mickelson remained positive about his US Open prospects despite an opening 74 that is nine shots off the pace.
Phil Mickelson remained positive about his US Open prospects despite opening with a wayward three-over 74 that has left him trailing by nine shots.
The five-time runner-up failed to shine on his 41st birthday, hitting only five fairways after finding water with his opening tee shot at Congressional’s treacherous par-three 10th hole.
But the left-hander was delighted with his scrambling skills, and he believes he did well to avoid a round in the 80s.
“This actually turned out to be a great day because I played horrific,” said Mickelson. “Although my score was high, it could have been a lot higher.
“I started out hitting a good shot into the water and making double, but to hit it where I did today and to walk away only three over, I’m still in it.
“If I can get this thing turned around, shoot a good round on Friday, I will be right back in it.
“This could have been a day that easily could have been in the 80s and somehow I was able to get myself around and only be three over.”
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