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Phil Mickelson goes low at the Desert Classic




Phil Mickelson shot 60 Thursday at the opening round of the Desert Classic at PGA WEST in La Quinta, California. He went 12-under, including an Eagle at the Par-5 sixth, to take a three-shot lead. He tied his PGA Tour low of 60 shot twice at TPC Scottsdale.

Mickelson was playing on the Nicklaus Stadium course for his low round Thursday.

Mickelson is a man of many surprises, as always. Thursday was no different, even Phil admitted he didn’t expect it.

Here’s what Phil said after the round: “I really didn’t think that this was going to be a day that I was going to go low.”

“I came in with very low expectations, I haven’t had a lot of time to practice and prepare and I felt like all areas were okay, but you never really know until you get out and you play and compete. And I hit a shot here or there and ended up making a putt and all of a sudden I was quite a few under par. The good thing was I made a couple bad swings and I got away with them. This golf course, there’s out of bounds close by, it’s easy to make big mistakes and I was able to get away with the one or two poor swings. And then I putted phenomenal.”

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