Phil Mickelson ends 126-round streak with at least 1 birdie
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Phil Mickelson ends 126-round streak with at least 1 birdie

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Phil Mickelson and birdies: They just kind of go together. Eagles, too. But on Thursday in the opening round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Mickelson didn't record a single birdie or eagle. Not one.

Mickelson made 17 pars at Abu Dhabi G.C. before closing out the round with a bogey at the ninth hole. He trails Matthew Baldwin, Romain Wattel and Rafael Cabrera-Bello by six shots heading into the second round of his 2014 debut.


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Reflecting on the round, the reigning Open champion couldn't remember the last time he didn't put at least one circle on his scorecard.

“I can’t recall the last time I had a round without a birdie,” he said.

After some research, we found the answer. Mickelson hasn't played a round without at least a birdie in it since the final round of the 2012 U.S. Open, when he closed out at The Olympic Club with a nonchalant 78. That's a span of 126 rounds for Mickelson.

 

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