Phil Mickelson shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday in the opening round of the Cadillac Championship, the first World Golf Championships event of the year.
Seeking his first win since the British Open in 2013, Mickelson made seven birdies and finished the day one shot back of leaders Scott Piercy and Marcus Fraser.
Fraser had seven birdies before his lone bogey of the day, and Piercy also got to 7 under at one point before settling for his 66.
Danny Willett, Adam Scott, Jason Dufner and Charley Hoffman were all two shots back of Piercy, each carding 68s.
World No. 1 Jordan Spieth was in a group another shot back, three off the pace at 3 under.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports