Phil Mickelson Shoots 80 on Day One at The 149th Open

Phil Mickelson 149th Open Championship Royal St George's
Phil Mickelson plays his second shot on the 9th hole during Day One of The 149th Open at Royal St George’s Golf Club on July 15, 2021 in Sandwich, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington via Getty Images)

Two months ago, Phil Mickelson won the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island for his sixth career major title. But the now 51-year old will have to wait until 2022 to add a seventh major trophy after the lefthanded legend opened with a 10-over 80 at Royal St George’s to effectively miss the cut after 18 holes.

Mickelson dropped shots on 3, 4, 5, and 7 and never recovered, finishing with four more bogeys, then capped off with a double bogey on 18 to post 80 – his worst Open Championship score.

The usually talkative Mickelson left the venue without talking to the media.

Mickelson’s Day-One Stats

Fairways Hit: 6/14, 42.86%
Greens Hit: 8/18, 44.44%
Putts/PGIR: 15.52, 1.94
Scoring: 0 Birdies, 9 Pars, 8 Bogeys, 1 Doubles
To Par: +10 (80); Front: +5 (40); Back: +5 (40)
Par 3s: +2 (2 Pars, 2 Bogeys)
Par 4s: +7 (6 Pars, 5 Bogeys, 1 Double)
Par 5s: +1 (1 Par, 1 Bogey)

Where Mickelson Stands After Day One

1. Louis Oosthuizen -6 (64)
2. Jordan Spieth -5 (65)
2. Brian Harman -5 (65)
155. Phil Mickelson +10 (80)

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