People who know Philip Alfred Mickelson well must know that he has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships. He is now one of 15 golfers in the history of the sport to win at least three of the four professional majors. The only major that has eluded him is the U.S. Open. Mickelson has finished runner-up in the U.S. Open a record six times. This is reallly a great glory for golfers, isn’t it?
And as we all know, Mickelson is the image speak of Titleist. Titleist would never be regret of sponering so much on Philip. What’s more, he bring a new good news on Thursday. The new titleist 913 d2 driver does it’s function. Mickelson shot a 5-over 77 in the Texas Open to fall nine strokes back during the suspended first round. The 77 was Lefty's highest score since a 78 in August in the PGA Championship.
But this success came not so easily. He said that he had been playing real well at home, so to come out and play like this is disappointing. He also said that he just didn't feel quite sharp. He is always so strict with himself on hiting golf even when playing with titleist 913h hybrid. Even achieving such a good begining, he still feel disappointing.
Mickelson missed the cut in the Honda Classic and tied for 16th three weeks ago at Doral in the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in his previous two starts, . He made his only other Texas Open appearance in 1992, so long ago that the event was only his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour.
Let’s see how did other golfers do? Pat Perez and Danny Lee shot 4-under 68 to share the clubhouse lead and Andrew Loupe was 4 under with seven holes to play titleist ap2 712 irons when darkness forced the suspension of play. The start was delayed 2 hours, 40 minutes because of fog, and 45 players were unable to finish the round.
Area resident Cameron Beckman, Puerto Rico Open winner Chesson Hadley, Will McKenzie and Seung-Yul Noh shot 69, and Miguel Angel Carballo and Justin Hicks also were 3 under. Carballo had four left, and Hicks three. And most of them are palying with titleist cb 714 irons, which performed well in distance.
Defending champion Martin Laird opened with a 72, matching Valspar winner John Senden and Houston-area resident Jeff Maggert, a winner last week in Mississippi in his Champions Tour debut. Ernie Els shot 74, and former Texas star Jordan Spieth had a 75.
If you are Mickelson’s royal fans, just look forward to his performance in each golf competition. Thouhg never young again, Mickelson is still shining in his all golf playing life. Let’s stay tuned and keep an eye with the Valero Texas!