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Thursday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the first round winners and losers at TPC Sawgrass? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

May 8, 2014
The Players Championship: Phil Mickelson

Bogey: Phil Mickelson

Coming off a disappointing Sunday at the Wells Fargo Championship, Mickelson played just as poorly at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday. It took him 13 holes to make his first birdie and then he bogeyed three of the next four holes to shoot 75. Incredibly, Mickelson doesn't have a top-10 finish in 11 PGA Tour starts in 2013-14. At this point, he'd do well just to make it to the weekend, especially at an event where his lone Players title in 2007 was also the last time he finished better than T-17. -- A.M.
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