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Phil Mickelson finally gets warmed up in the desert
Phil Mickelson finally gets warmed up in the desert

It is not always easy being Phil Mickelson. His tribulations are always on trial. That was no less the case in the desert Friday, where Mickelson started well down the leaderboard in the Humana Challenge but remained No. 1 in gallery attraction. No surprise there. Matt Kuchar led the tournament, shooting a dazzling eight-under-par 64 to bring his total to 15 under. Kuchar is a name player, a tour star. He is ranked 11th in the world rankings, five places ahead of Mickelson. But he has yet to become one of the straws that stirs the drink in pro golf. He also has yet to win five majors, as Mickelson has. Nevertheless, the year hadn't begun quite the way Mickelson would have...

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