Phil Mickelson played a brilliant round of golf around a benign Royal Troon on Thursday, racking up eight birdies and no bogeys on his way to taking a three-shot overnight lead. But it could have been the best round in major championship history.
Having hit his second shot on No. 18 to about 20 feet, Mickelson had this look to make history:
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“Even after watching all of these highlights, I feel like crying,” Mickelson told Golf Channel following his round. “I don’t know how that ball didn’t go in.”