Phil Mickelson Leads Open after Stunning 63

Breitbart | 7/15/2016 | Staff
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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.

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“To have that putt...
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