Phil Mickelson 1 under at U.S. Open in bid for career Grand Slam
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. -- Phil Mickelson opened with a 1-under-par 69 at the U.S. Open on Thursday as he tries to complete the career grand slam by winning the tournament that has frustrated him most.
The six-time U.S. Open runner-up was steady all the way around Chambers Bay, making three birdies and two bogeys.
Playing in the same group, Bubba Watson and Angel Cabrera each shot 70 as the wind stayed down and the course was ripe for scoring.
Imagine how slow play would have been if it were windy.
Mickelson's group spent about 15 minutes waiting for the tee at No. 17 to clear, then another 15 minutes in the fairway at 18. When Watson yanked his approach shot to the left of the green, he muttered: "Waiting 30 minutes. This is pathetic professional golf."