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Watch: Phil Mickelson's Putt for Major Scoring Record Lips Out

Phil Mickelson Goes Low at Troon to Lead Open Round 1
Phil Mickelson shot an opening round 63 at Royal Troon on Thursday, nearly breaking the major scoring record, to take the lead at the Open Championship.

Phil Mickelson's opening round at Royal Troon for the British Open will be one for the history books. He posted an 8-under 63, tying the major championship scoring record.

But it could have been even better.

One the 18th hole, staring at a makable birdie putt in front of a swelling gallery, Lefty hit one that looked good all the way. As it got to the hole, the ball fell ever so slightly to the right, lipping around and out, much to the dismay of Mickelson, who threw his head back in disbelief. 

For now, he'll have to settle for a share of the record and the early lead at the British Open. 

Watch the putt below: 

 

 

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