AUGUSTA, Ga. - As if the 83rd Masters Tournament needed more scintillating storylines, Phil Mickelson has the chance to become the oldest player to win a major. Mickelson's opening 5-under 67 on Thursday was quietly magical given the fact that he hit eight fairways and sits on a crowded board that included late 66s from Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka.
After a couple of bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11, Mickelson rattled off five birdies in his last seven holes. He said the greens were as soft as he's ever seen.
Playing in his 26th Masters, Mickelson came to the first major in a bit of a lull after his victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
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Mickelson is 48 years, 9 months old. A fourth green jacket would tie Mickelson with Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods.
"It looked like after bogeying 10 and 11… that would kill some momentum," said Mickelson. "It was the other way
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