Tiger Woods had made a silly miss at the Phoenix Open where he missed the 60 which could have become the sixth round of 59 in the history of PGA tour and he could have had his name after Stuart Appleby who made the record at the Greenbrier Classic in 2010.
In an almost the same manner, Phil Mickelson did the putt in such a way at the Waste Management Open held at TPC Scottsdale that it went to the last hole but almost kissed the edge and hopped away. The miss was by less than an inch.
Phil Mickelson was on his way to break the 60s given the fiery shots that he was making at the Open. Very few people could have broken 60 and the guild include Al Geiberger at Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Chip Beck at Las Vegas Invitational, David Duval at Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Paul Goydos at John Deere Classic and Stuart Appleby at Greenbrier Classic.
Phil began the event on No. 10 and the event was held at the par-71 course and it is really difficult to nail a par-5 but taking shots closer to 59. The course was, however not new to Phil but it must have been his new saw grip that made him slip just near to breaking 60 although he gave a really short and brilliant game and paced to round of 59.
It was Bo Van Pelt that set the course record instead of the expected Phil Mickelson. By his first nine shots, Phil was able to break 30 for the eighth time in his professional career. But the miss has not come his way of leading the round by four shots.