Mickelson opens with 75 thanks to crazy quad


NORTON, Mass. – It was a quintessential Phil Mickelson round – two birdies, two bogeys and an adventurous quadruple bogey-8 that added up to a 4-over 75 at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Mickelson’s round, his worst at TPC Boston since 2010, opened with a birdie at No. 3 and a bogey at No. 5 before things really got interesting at the par-4 sixth.

From 144 yards out, Mickelson’s approach shot landed in a hazard, and after a lengthy search he found his golf ball on the edge of a pond. After two failed attempts to hit the ball out of the marsh, Lefty took a drop and needed three more shots to finish off his quad.

He followed with another bogey at 7 before rattling off 10 straight pars and a closing birdie at the par-5 18th highlighted by one of his signature flop shots.

Mickelson, who didn’t speak with the media after his round, sits tied for 93rd in the 97-player field.