Phil Mickelson on fire after classy second round at US PGA Championship

Daily Mail

05-21-2021

On another wild day at the 103rd US PGA Championship, Mickelson followed up his opening round of 70 with a 69 to assume the 36-hole lead. Phil Mickelson took the 36-hole lead after a fine second round at the US PGA Championship‘He has the bit between his teeth and he believes he can do it in these conditions. Even second would be a disappointment to Phil.’Mickelson, for his part, gave a cute response when asked about his lofty status at halfway. As the day unfolded, there was barely a player ranked in the world’s top 20 within close proximity of Mickelson. From down among the strugglers at the start, he was up to tied second, and a sensational six under par.

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