After the first round of play at the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson had the lead at -3 under. After losing the lead, Mickelson is back on top.
Mickelson was a big story after the first round as he flew all the way back to California for his daughter’s graduation. Then, Mickelson flew overnight back to Philadelphia for the U.S. Open. Despite only getting three hours of sleep Mickelson had a strong opening round of -3 under 67, which was good for the lead after one round.
However, Mickelson lost the lead as in the second round he shot a +2 over 72. After 54 holes Mickelson has the lead again.
In the third round, Mickelson shot even par 70, which put him at -1 under for the entire tournament. That is good for a one stroke lead as three players are tied at even par. This is actually the first time in Mickelson’s career he has the outright lead after 54 holes at the U.S. Open.
Mickelson has never won a U.S. Open as his best finish is second. With Mickelson back on top that could change on Sunday.