Mickelson With Early Clubhouse Lead at U.S. OpenSports Thursday, June 13th, 2013
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) _ Five-time runner-up Phil Mickelson shot a 3-under 67 to
take the clubhouse lead in the rain-delayed opening round of the US Open. Lefty
opened on the 11th hole and bogeyed it for the only blemish on his card for the
day. He might have been a little jet-lagged on the first hole. Mickelson flew
cross-country through the night after attending his daughter, Amanda’s,
eighth-grade graduation in San Diego yesterday.
Mickelson was among the early starters who got in about two hours-worth of golf
before the sirens sounded and play was suspended for bad weather. Three hours,
32 minutes later play picked up, as the storm blew through the Merion region.
Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts (KOHL’-sarts) posted a 69 to grab a spot near the
top of the leaderboard.
Former Masters champ Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Steve Stricker were among
those who shot 71.
No. 1-ranked Tiger Woods is set to play in a group with second-ranked Rory
McIlroy and No. 3 Adam Scott for the first two days. They had their tee time
pushed back to late afternoon because of the rain. Woods enters the tournament
with four wins this year. He’s trying to snap a five-year winning drought at
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