Troon (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former champion Phil Mickelson went clear at the top of the leaderboard at the British Open on Thursday after a stunning eight-under-par first round of 63 at Royal Troon.
The 2013 winner of the Claret Jug came within inches of becoming the first golfer ever to record a 62 in major championship history as his birdie putt at the last licked the cup, just refusing to drop.
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“I wanna cry,” Mickelson said. “It was one of the best rounds I’ve ever played and yet I want to shed a tear right now.
“It stinks to have a chance, such a rare opportunity to do something historical like that. I’m just heartbroken.