It was a good and bad day for Phil Mickelson as he carded a score of 63 and missed a joint lowest in any major tournaments history but was able to record a lead on the first day at the Royal Troon.
The American labeled himself hellishly unlucky after he lost his rhythm in dying stages as he looked really composed form the start. Patrick Reed form America along with the German Martin Kaymer finished second followed by England’s Andy Suvillan and Justin Rose on 3rd and 4th positions respectively.
The first day at The Open tournament tested the golfers to their best as they were bound to face horrendous weather conditions. It was a gusty day with lots of rain and wind but Mickelson showed his composed nature with a brilliant performance in the start while the others struggled a bit. The 2014 champion Rory McLroy stated that he was happy with his performance by labeling it solid and even expressed that the conditions will become more and more adverse as he expects nothing short than that at The Open and the others golfers also had a mixed reaction about the adverse conditions.
Phil Mickelson “the only unlucky man”
While all the players were happy with their performances it was only Phil Mickelson who was insanely disappointed as he missed a historic figure of 62 after pampering in the last few minutes of the game as he missed it only by a millimeter.
He expressed his disappointment by stating that the 62 number is curse for all the golfers as he was a millimeter close to enriching his own legacy with a sensational record to his name but he missed a 15 foot birdie. He said he felt like crying as he was so excited about it.
The unlucky Mickelson will look to forgot the first day and move forward to extend his lead and is all set to do that with ease as there is hardly anyone who can challenge him, judging by the way he looked composed and made best of the conditions.