It looked like the start of a great day,
But then his first round at the
Mickelson stumbled to a double-bogey, followed by two more bogeys, before righting himself with two birdies coming down the stretch. Through 14 holes at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., he stood tied for 18th at 1-under.
"This is a course I played well in the past and it's a course I like and feel comfortable on," he said on Wednesday, adding: "You can get away with a bad shot if you can hit a good recovery."