Phil Mickelson, who has a good time in Mexico three weeks ago, in the Houston Open, shot 30 on the front nine. He was one of the lead players until a double-bogey on the 14th hole, at the time when it took him two shots to get out of a bunker. Along with Jordan Spieth, he shot 68.
Sam Ryder played just enough golf to have his name on of the leaderboard in the Houston Open.
On Thursday Ryder holed an 8-foot birdie and putt on the 15th hole to reach 8-under till the end of the game. The first and the opening round of the game was delayed for around two hours because of rain overnight that dumped over 2 inches on the Golf Club of Houston.
Kevin Tway and Lucas Glover each shot 7-under 65 in the morning.
On the other hand Danny Lee of New Zealand finished 4-under par, which includes an eagle putt on 8, during his first round to get a share of 26th place along with the likes of Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth who will be dissatisfied because of not finishing among the leaders.
On the front nine, Mickelson shot 30 and was just one shot behind. Mickelson, stapled on the back nine, and after that wound up at the wrong spot on the par-3 14th.
While taking a bunker shot with all the greens running away from him, he left it in the sand and his ball rolled back into his footprint. While taking that shot he did well on the fringe, and got up-and-down for making the double bogey.
Mickelson said “On the back nine, I did not make a birdie and that is really disappointing. But I am happy that I am playing well. Till time, I can say I have got a good start and my aim is not to win on Thursday but try getting contention for the weekend.