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Thursday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Day 1 at Merion? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

June 13, 2013
Phil Mickelson

Birdie: Phil Mickelson

No sleep? No problem! Proving that Mickelson seeks extra motivation even on weeks like this, he seemed to thrive on the challenge presented by his cross-country dash to see his daughter's eighth grade graduation. Although he missed vital practice time on Tuesday and Wednesday and had to take a red-eye on Wednesday night just to make his starting time, Phil was unfazed. After three-putting his first hole of the day, he was practically flawless the rest of the way, with his opening 67 his lowest opening round in an Open since 1999.
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