Phil Mickelson shoots 1-over 72 in round one of the Genesis Invitational
February 13, 2020
- February 13, 2020
Matt Kuchar leads by three after Round 1 at GenesisIn the opening round of The Genesis Invitational 2020, Matt Kuchar turned in the low round of the day, carding a 7-under 64, placing him three strokes clear of the field heading into Friday.
Phil Mickelson hit 11 of 18 greens in regulation during his first round at the Genesis Invitational, finishing at 1 over for the tournament. Mickelson finished his day tied for 65th at 1 over; Matt Kuchar is in 1st at 7 under; Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Wyndham Clark, Russell Henley, and Adam Schenk are tied for 2nd at 4 under; and Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Carlos Ortiz, Jason Day, Andrew Landry, and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for 7th at 3 under.
After a drive to the left rough on the 583-yard par-5 11th hole, Mickelson hit an approach shot from 80 yards to 6 feet, setting himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Mickelson to 1 under for the round.
On the 475-yard par-4 18th, Mickelson had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving Mickelson to 1 under for the round.
On the 503-yard par-5 first hole, Mickelson reached the green in 3 and sunk a 8-foot putt for birdie. This moved Mickelson to 2 under for the round.
Mickelson got a double bogey on the 434-yard par-4 third, getting on the green in 5 and one putting, moving Mickelson to even for the round.
On the 408-yard par-4 seventh hole, Mickelson reached the green in 2 and sunk a 16-foot putt for birdie. This moved Mickelson to 1 under for the round.
On his tee stroke on the 458-yard par-4 ninth, Mickelson went into the native area and proceeded to hit his next shot to the left rough leading to his double bogey. He hit his fourth onto the green and had a two-putt to finish the hole. This moved Mickelson to 1 over for the round.