Highlights: Phil makes 10 birdies, one eagle in opening 60 – see them all
Perhaps we should all have such low expectations of our games.
Phil Mickelson expected to be “rusty” in Round 1 of the Desert Classic. Instead, he shot 12-under-par 60. Here’s a look at all of his highlights from Thursday at La Quinta Country Club.
His day began with a birdie at the par-4 first.
This approach shot at the par-4 second set up birdie No. 2.
After a pair of pars, Mickelson got to 3 under par with a birdie at the par-5 fifth.
He then made this short putt for eagle at the par-5 sixth.
And added this birdie at the par-4 ninth to turn in 6-under 30.
Mickelson stayed hot on the back, making this long birdie putt at the 10th.
And then getting up and down for another birdie at the par-5 11th.
Another up-and-down, this time from the bunker, at the par-5 13th, got him to 9 under par.
This chip-in at the 14th got him to double digits under par.
Needing to play his final three holes in 3 under to shoot 59, he got off to a good start with a birdie at the par-4 16th.
MIckelson would par the 17th hole, but he finished with his 10th birdie of the day – to go along with that eagle – to shoot his third career 60.