Phil starts slow but rebounds
Phil Mickelson started his round with an unsightly double bogey at the 11th hole, the product of a poor approach, poor chip and poor putt for bogey. But, as he always does, Lefty bounced back with a birdie at the 12th, his third hole.
“Does anybody rebound from a double bogey better than Phil?” asked sports psychologist Gio Valiante, who was following the group.
Mickelson added another miscue before the turn, all of which suggests that the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, a deep field and marquee event, may be little more than a tune-up for next week’s big finish at Hazeltine National.
Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational
Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs
The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.
Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump
Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.
Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.
Playing with the pros
Tiger, DJ and Faxon
President at the Presidents Cup
Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham
Cart on the green
Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open
Trump golf properties
Reportedly fake TIME covers
Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story
Pros comment on the president
Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017
No. 1: Dec. 18