HomeSportsUS Open 2022: Phil Mickelson faces cheers and jeers as he battles...

US Open 2022: Phil Mickelson faces cheers and jeers as he battles through the first round


NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Phil Mickelson didn’t have a great first round at the US Open on Thursday as he looked a long way from the potential cut line in the second round.

Mickelson was greeted with cheers and boos as he walked across The Country Club course in Brookline, Massachusetts. At one point, fans were shouting bets at Mickelson before he swung at him. One NBA punter yelled, “Hey Phil! Al Horford, 9.5+ rebounds.”

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

As he walked through the streets, more fans yelled, “My fiancĂ©e loves you!” Another said: “You’re beautiful Phil.”

Phil Mickelson of the United States gives a thumbs up as he walks off the 18th green during the first round of the 122nd US Open Championship at The Country Club on June 16, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.
(Rob Carr/Getty Images)

US OPEN 2022: A LOOK AT THE THIRD GOLF Major OF THE SEASON

Mickelson was playing in his first event against other PGA Tour professionals since February. He played in the first LIV Golf event last weekend, an appearance that upset other professional golfers. His comments earlier in the year appeared to ignore Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations, prompting a major backlash for which he would later apologize.

Phil Mickelson reacts to the crowd on the eighth hole during the first round of the US Open golf tournament at The Country Club on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Phil Mickelson reacts to the crowd on the eighth hole during the first round of the US Open golf tournament at The Country Club on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

“Lefty” was reportedly given a $200 million contract to play in the Saudi-backed league. In Brookline, a fan yelled, “Greed is good, Phil!”

Mickelson did not speak to the media afterwards.

He shot 8-for-78 and finished the round tied for 144th in the field of 156 players.

He finished the round with five bogeys, two double bogeys and a birdie on the 11th. He will need a miracle to make the cut and stay until the weekend.

Phil Mickelson walks the fourth hole during the first round of the US Open golf tournament at The Country Club on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Phil Mickelson walks the fourth hole during the first round of the US Open golf tournament at The Country Club on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Brookline, Massachusetts.
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The US Open is the only major Mickelson has never won.

Associated Press contributed to this report.



Source link

RELATED ARTICLES
- Advertisment -

Most Popular