It was just Phil being Phil
LOS ANGELES — Phil Mickelson opened with a par Thursday at the Genesis Open golf tournament before wet conditions halted play at Riviera after less than an hour.
Typical of Mickelson, it was no ordinary par.
Mickelson drove into a bunker on the short par-4 10th when the horn sounded to stop play. Because the weather presented no danger, players were allowed to finish the hole. Mickelson went over the green into a slightly plugged lie in the bunker behind the green. Unable to control the spin, his shot rolled over the green into a third bunker.
And right when it looked as if he was headed for a big number, Lefty holed his fourth shot for par. He walked back to his caddie and said with a wide smile: “How about we go in now?”