Before the U.S. Open began, there were rumblings that Phil Mickelson might have taken his commitment to family a bit too far. He had opted to attend daughter Amanda’s eighth-grade graduation Wednesday evening in San Diego and fly cross-country back to Philadelphia for his early-morning tee time Thursday.
Turns out he knew what he was doing. After bogeying his first hole, Mickelson posted four birdies and no bogeys the rest of the way for a 3-under-par 67 and a two-shot lead among the 78 players who finished the first round.
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