Jon Rahm pokes fun at Phil Mickelson after Lefty's stellar Day 1 finish at PGA

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05-21-2021

As Jon Rahm described the difficult conditions Thursday at the PGA Championship, he couldn’t help but take a playful shot at one of his peers in the group ahead. “Hey, Phil shot 4 under on the back nine, so anything is possible,” quipped Rahm, who put together an uneventful even-par 72 that featured just two birdies and two bogeys split evenly between the Ocean Course’s two nines. Of course, that’s relative to the wild opening round that belonged to Phil Mickelson. The 50-year-old lefty bested Rahm by two shots, though his first-round 70 included just eight pars. Mickelson, without a major top-10 since his runner-up to Henrik Stenson at the 2016 Open Championship, began his day with four bogeys in his first six holes.

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