Phil Mickelson swash-buckled his way around Augusta in 2-under, hitting just four fairways, but survived by the skin of his teeth thanks to a sharp short game. He almost snuck out of the first round at the Masters with a 3-under 69, but bogeyed the last hole to slip back into a tie for 14th, five behind the lead, and one ahead of Tiger Woods.
I can hear it already: You just slammed Woods and he’s only one behind Mickelson! Yeah, but Mickelson actually looked like he could go places on Thursday. And he just won last week. And he’s the defending champ. And Woods hasn’t won anywhere since 2009. And… (continue reading…)