Wells Fargo Championship R1

Phil Mickelson takes 2-shot lead in North Carolina

Wells Fargo 2021 R1
May 06-09
Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, North Carolina
$8,100,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Phil Mickelson missed the cut at last week’s Valspar Championship but came back strong and produced eight birdies and a single bogey to take a 2-shot lead on opening day of the Wells Fargo Championship with a 63.


Wells Fargo 2021 R1

Mickelson hasn’t finished in the top-20 in nine months and his 63 is his best score since the Travelers Championship last June.

“The biggest thing for me was I was able to say in the present and focus on each shot,” said Mickelson. “My mind has been prone to wander.”


Wells Fargo 2021 R1

Mickelson, currently ranked 115th in the world, last won over two years ago and has still not qualified for the U.S. Open.

“There’s nothing physically holding me back from playing at a high level, but you cannot make mistakes at this level,” he said. “The guys out here are just so good, and I’ve been making a lot of errors, just simply not being mentally sharp.”


Wells Fargo 2021 R1

Bryson DeChambeau’s round was marred by a double-bogey at the par-5 15th after his drive found a bunker and his following shot landed out of bounds. He rebounded with two birdies in his final three holes and closed with a 70.

Rory McIlroy, aiming to make the cut for the first time in two months, made two birdies and three bogeys and signed for a 72.


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Wells Fargo 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Phil Mickelson *
-7
64
T2
Keegan Bradley
-5
66
T2
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
-5
66
T4
Tommy Fleetwood
-4
67
T4
Luke List *
-4
67
T4
Peter Malnati
-4
67
T4
Keith Mitchell *
-4
67
T4
Kyle Stanley *
-4
67
T4
Gary Woodland
-4
67
T10
Joel Dahmen *
-3
68
T10
Brian Harman
-3
68
T10
Kramer Hickok *
-3
68
T10
Sungjae Im *
-3
68
T10
Satoshi Kodaira
-3
68
T10
Hunter Mahan
-3
68
T10
Patrick Rodgers *
-3
68
T10
Brian Stuard
-3
68
T18
Abraham Ancer
-2
69
T18
Rafael Campos
-2
69
T18
Corey Conners
-2
69
T18
Viktor Hovland *
-2
69
T18
Zach Johnson
-2
69
T18
Matt Jones
-2
69
T18
Patton Kizzire *
-2
69
T18
Nate Lashley
-2
69
T18
Ben Martin *
-2
69
T18
Ryan Moore
-2
69
T18
Pat Perez
-2
69
T18
J.J. Spaun *
-2
69
T18
Scott Stallings
-2
69
T18
Sepp Straka *
-2
69
T18
Kevin Streelman *
-2
69
T18
Justin Thomas *
-2
69
T18
Matt Wallace *
-2
69
T35
Joseph Bramlett
-1
70
T35
K.J. Choi *
-1
70
T35
Cameron Davis
-1
70
T35
Bryson DeChambeau
-1
70
T35
Rickie Fowler
-1
70
T35
Talor Gooch *
-1
70
T35
Tom Hoge
-1
70
T35
Mark Hubbard *
-1
70
T35
Russell Knox *
-1
70
T35
Jamie Lovemark
-1
70
T35
Troy Merritt *
-1
70
T35
Sean O’Hair *
-1
70
T35
Carlos Ortiz *
-1
70
T35
Scott Piercy *
-1
70
T35
Andrew Putnam
-1
70
T35
Jhonattan Vegas
-1
70
T35
Bubba Watson
-1
70
T35
Richy Werenski *
-1
70
T53
Ryan Armour *
E
71
T53
Jonas Blixt
E
71
T53
Scott Brown
E
71
T53
Stewart Cink
E
71
T53
Wyndham Clark
E
71
T53
Jason Dufner *
E
71
T53
David Hearn
E
71
T53
Bo Hoag *
E
71
T53
Shane Lowry *
E
71
T53
Joaquin Niemann
E
71
T53
Ted Potter, Jr.
E
71
T53
Seamus Power *
E
71
T53
Chez Reavie *
E
71
T53
Patrick Reed
E
71
T53
Charl Schwartzel *
E
71
T53
Chase Seiffert
E
71
T53
Robert Streb
E
71
T53
Justin Suh *
E
71
T53
Will Zalatoris
E
71
T53
Xinjun Zhang
E
71
T73
Patrick Cantlay *
+1
72
T73
Jason Day
+1
72
T73
Luke Donald *
+1
72
T73
Tyler Duncan
+1
72
T73
Harris English
+1
72
T73
Chesson Hadley *
+1
72
T73
James Hahn *
+1
72
T73
Hank Lebioda *
+1
72
T73
Rory McIlroy
+1
72
T73
Maverick McNealy *
+1
72
T73
Francesco Molinari *
+1
72
T73
Rob Oppenheim *
+1
72
T73
Cameron Percy *
+1
72
T73
J.T. Poston
+1
72
T73
Ian Poulter *
+1
72
T73
Doc Redman
+1
72
T73
Rory Sabbatini *
+1
72
T73
Xander Schauffele
+1
72
T73
Brendan Steele *
+1
72
T73
Vaughn Taylor *
+1
72
T73
Michael Thompson *
+1
72
T73
Cameron Tringale *
+1
72
T73
Bo Van Pelt
+1
72
T73
Harold Varner III
+1
72
T73
Jimmy Walker
+1
72
T73
Vincent Whaley *
+1
72
T73
Aaron Wise
+1
72
T100
Akshay Bhatia *
+2
73
T100
Tony Finau
+2
73
T100
Brandon Hagy
+2
73
T100
Beau Hossler
+2
73
T100
Michael Kim
+2
73
T100
Kelly Kraft *
+2
73
T100
Grayson Murray *
+2
73
T100
Sebastián Muñoz
+2
73
T100
Kevin Tway
+2
73
T100
Johnson Wagner *
+2
73
T100
Erik van Rooyen *
+2
73
T111
Rafa Cabrera Bello *
+3
74
T111
Sebastian Cappelen
+3
74
T111
Lucas Glover *
+3
74
T111
William Gordon
+3
74
T111
Emiliano Grillo
+3
74
T111
Adam Hadwin *
+3
74
T111
Russell Henley *
+3
74
T111
Harry Higgs
+3
74
T111
Mackenzie Hughes *
+3
74
T111
John Huh
+3
74
T111
Tyler McCumber
+3
74
T111
Seung-Yul Noh
+3
74
T111
Cheng Tsung Pan
+3
74
T111
Sam Ryder
+3
74
T111
Adam Schenk *
+3
74
T111
Robby Shelton *
+3
74
T111
Nick Taylor
+3
74
T111
D.J. Trahan
+3
74
T111
Martin Trainer *
+3
74
T111
Kristoffer Ventura
+3
74
T111
Tim Wilkinson *
+3
74
T132
Patrick Cover *
+4
75
T132
Lanto Griffin *
+4
75
T132
Scott Harrington *
+4
75
T132
Sung Kang *
+4
75
T132
Tom Lewis *
+4
75
T132
Matthew NeSmith
+4
75
T138
Byeong Hun An *
+5
76
T138
Ryan Brehm
+5
76
T138
Brice Garnett *
+5
76
T138
Bill Haas
+5
76
T138
Lucas Herbert *
+5
76
T138
Jon Rahm *
+5
76
T138
Roger Sloan *
+5
76
T145
Michael Gligic *
+6
77
T145
Max Homa *
+6
77
T145
Keenan Huskey
+6
77
T145
Adam Long
+6
77
T145
Denny McCarthy
+6
77
T145
D.A. Points *
+6
77
T151
Austin Cook
+7
78
T151
J.B. Holmes *
+7
78
153
Bronson Burgoon *
+8
79
154
Henrik Norlander
+9
80
155
Cory Schneider
+10
81
WD
Danny Lee
E
* Player started on the back nine
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