Mickelson flies blind to shoots 70
Phil Mickelson and his caddie, Bones McKay during the first round of the BMW Championship. Lake Forest, Illinois – Three late birdies gave Phil Mickelson a welcome boost at the BMW Championship on Thursday after he came into the penultimate FedExCup playoff event unprepared and effectively flying blind. The American left-hander had not seen the par-71 layout at Conway Farms Golf Club until he teed off in the opening round, and had to rely a great deal on his experienced caddie, Jim “Bones” Mackay, as he fired a one-under-par 70.
Mickelson, who ended the round tied for 18th, seven shots off the lead, was reluctant to give any specific reason for his failure to arrive at Conway Farms for the tournament build-up. Asked to explain why he had arrived only in time for Thursday's opening round, the world number three replied: “Not really, I can't.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at PostSimilar Stories