AUGUSTA, Ga. – Even coming here with a series of bad results in his mind, Phil Mickelson knew that things were likely to change when he drove down Magnolia Lane.
Augusta National offers Lefty freedom, according to him missing at regular PGA Tour centers, and showed during first round 67 by the Masters
Mickelson, 48, opened the best contest in the first round since he won the third of his three green jackets. There is a long way to go, but if the Masters won the Mickelson would be the oldest to win a championship competition in the history of the game, passing the record since 1968 by Julius Boros.
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"It was great fun, 'said Mickelson, who is third, one stroke behind the leaders of Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka." fun is the end to it. It's fun to make a good par only on 17 and birdie the last one. It is good to complete a good finish rather than one that is leaked here or there. So it was a good day. ';
There were few people for Mickelson since he won the 44th-time Peep Beach Beach PGA Tour title in February. In five events, the greatest result was equality with 37 and he lost two cuts.
Two weeks ago at the WGC-Dell Play Championship, Mickelson lost all of his first game, making the final victory on Jason Day without sense. But he was immediately in charge of Augusta, and he spent four days practicing here before taking him home to San Diego, where the green had put his house at a fast pace to deal with the speed of Master Masks.
"just looking forward to shooting in the 60s, 'Mickelson said." I thought 66 people were out there. Look, the green is softer than they ever were, and they're not as fast as usual. So there was a day today to take advantage of it. I am sure they will get stronger and faster as the week progresses. But you could get after the pins and you could be aggressive on you. "