Golf: Mickelson Flirts With 59 In First Start Of Season | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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(Reuters) – Phil Mickelson came up just short of a magical 59 on Thursday after carding 10 birdies and an eagle for a 60 in his opening round of the year at the Desert Classic in Southern California.

The five-times major champion needed birdies on his final two holes to become just the 11th player to record a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour but a par on 17 scuppered his chances.

Birdie - Stroke - Shy - Mark

A birdie on 18 left him one stroke shy of the mark.

The round of 12-under at the La Quinta Country Club still represents the 48-year-old American’s lowest score in relation to par and gave him...
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