Mickelson Begins Golf Life After 50 with Silky 64

Mickelson Begins Golf Life After 50 with Silky 64

Phil Mickelson birdies No. 9 at Travelers

In the opening round of the 2020 Travelers Championship, Phil Mickelson lands his 90-yard approach 8 feet from the cup at the par-4 9th hole. He would make the putt for birdie. 

It was a good day out for the old guy.

Phil Mickelson’s first PGA TOUR round since turning 50 on June 16 showed why he might not be shifting over to PGA TOUR Champions any time soon.

The 44-time TOUR winner’s day at the Travelers Championship began with news he’d earned aspot in this year’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot (Sept. 17-20) after the USGA announced its new exemption criteria in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Because sectional qualifying had to be canceled, the tournament announced that the top 70 in the world as of March 15 would be exempt. Mickelson was 61st at the time.

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