Mickelson hits every fairway for first time in two decades

Mickelson hits every fairway for first time in two decades

Mickelson hits every fairway for first time in two decades

In 2018, Ted Potter, Jr. prevailed over Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and two-time Pebble Beach victor Dustin Johnson.

The last time he hit every fairway in a PGA Tour event was at Torrey Pines back in 1998, according to the Tour. "I'm not going to chase them as hard as I tried to maybe force or chase them past year because you can get hurt doing that". The Pebble triumph also was the second of Tiger's nine wins for the 2000 season, which included the first three legs of the "Tiger Slam" - the U.S. Open (also played at Pebble Beach that year, a major Woods won by a record 15 strokes), Open Championship and PGA Championship.

Four-time event champion Phil Mickelson hit every fairway in posting a 6-under 66 on the Monterey course, along with Matt Every, Kevin Kisner and Australia's Jason Day.

"So, if I just think about it that way, it kind of certainly makes me a little happier, frees me up a bit".

It marked the fourth time Mickelson has shot 65 or lower in the opening round at Pebble Beach.

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"I have the honour to play all three courses here and, just because of such attractive scenery, I couldn't even focus on where my ball was going", Choi said of Pebble Beach Golf Links, which is set on the famed Monterey Peninsula. Listed behind him are Matthew Fitzpatrick, Russell Knox, Martin Laird and Graeme McDowell, but I don't foresee a big week coming for any of them, either, though Fitz could be an interesting punt in his maiden voyage to Pebble.

Mickelson, who closed with a 5-under-par 32 on the back nine, said getting off to a fast start was critical with 100 percent chance of rain in Friday's forecast and the weekend likely to be very wet as well.

Gay strung together five straight birdies to close his front nine, and then had three more in his final five holes.

The former world No.1 sits two shots off the pace after 12 holes at Monterey Peninsula Country Club.

Spieth was even at the turn but ran in five birdies coming home. And I could have really poor years the rest of my career and still have a pretty fantastic career.

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