Mickelson has long way to go

May 28, 2010

Jason Bohn, Jeff Overton and Blake Adams shot 7-under 63s Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, where 2008 champ Phil Mickelson struggled after an impressive start.

Mickelson birdied the first two holes, but that was the lowest he got on a hot day with ideal scoring conditions. He finished with a 1-over 71 and is tied for 89th after 75 players broke par.

It would take quite a comeback for Mickelson to win his third Colonial, a victory that would push him to No. 1 in the world ranking ahead of Tiger Woods for the first time.

"There's no excuse," Mickelson said. "There were a lot of scores out there. I just wasn't one of them."

John Daly shot a 66, his first bogey-free round in two years.

Bernhard Langer and Robin Freeman shared the lead at 6-under 66 after the first round of the Senior PGA Championship in Parker, Colo. … Luke Donald had two eagles on his way to a 7-under 65 for a share of the Madrid Masters lead with Rhys Davies and Jamie Donaldson.

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