Phil Mickelson put together a respectable first round of play at Augusta National on Thursday afternoon, shooting two under par (-2) and finding himself tied for 14th place after all participants finished their rounds.
Judging from his scorecard, Lefty played well, but didn't take too many risks. He made par on 14 of 18 holes, with three birdies and one bogey. Unfortunately for him, the bogey came on the 18th, pushing his score down to -2 where it will stay overnight.
Rory McIlroy and Alvaro Quiros top the leaderboard after impressive seven under par performances (-7). McIlroy had seven birdies and zero bogeys, while Quiros had eight birdies and a bogey on the day.
Mickelson is one stroke ahead of Tiger Woods, who sits at -1 after the first round. Mickelson tees over at 7:30 AM Pacific time on Friday, again partnering up with Geoff Ogilvy (-3) and Peter Uihlein (E), an amateur who currently is a junior at Oklahoma State University.
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