It was just Phil be­ing Phil

The Hamilton Spectator - - Sports - DOUG FER­GU­SON

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?”

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