Mickelson Shoots Record-Low Opening Round at Desert Classic

Mickelson Shoots Record-Low Opening Round at Desert Classic

Amy Zimmer Connect

Southern California native Phil Mickelson fired his lowest opening round of his career Thursday at the Desert Classic carding 12-under, 60.

His round also tied the tournament record for lowest opening score with Pat Perez (2006).

Mickelson admitted after his round, he didn’t think today was going to be a day he goes low.

“I came in with very low expectations,” Mickelson said. “I didn’t really have a lot of time to prepare. The good thing was I made a couple of bad swings and I got away with them.”