Mickelson hits every fairway for first time in two decades

08 February, 2019, 13:37 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
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"I think that one of the rule changes that came about where you can fix some areas of the green that were caused by other players made a big difference in this tournament for everybody, because around the hole you can smooth out some of the spike marks and indentations". It's always jarring to watch ams and pros in the same event because it makes you realize just how good the pros are when they hit shots like this one.

Former world No.1s Jason Day and Adam Scott headline a nine-strong Australian contingent this week while two-time Pebble Beach victor Johnson and five-time major victor Phil Mickelson are also in the field.

Brian Gay and Scott Langley recorded 7-under-par 64s on the Shore Course at Monterey Peninsula Country Club www.mpccpb.org to take a one-stroke lead over six players after the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

It wasn't just the driver working for Mickelson in the first round.

"I putted very well, too", said the lefthander.

"I was even through five holes and then I made a nice little run".

Playing at the venue where he won the 2010 US Open, McDowell carded a 68 to finish at four-under par alongside ten other players in a round that included four birdies, but he will be disappointed with a bogey at the last.

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South Korean Kim Si-woo had the best score at Pebble, a 66, while American Cody Gribble was best at Spyglass, also 66.

The tournament is played over three courses - Monterey, Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill - before the final round at Pebble Beach on Sunday.

Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson were also on five under.

The former world number one triumphed 11 times on the PGA Tour before turning 24 but is coming off the first disappointing year of his career. Mickelson is not, though he has won more majors of now active players than anyone other than Tiger Woods.

Meanwhile, Aaron Baddeley was next best of the Australians with a three-under-par 69 at the hard Spyglass Hill leaving him just four shots off the pace.

"I was starting to get very frustrated, so let's just say today I was very, very happy to be back on the golf course as it felt good to be out there". Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.

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