Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 1/31/13

LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 30: Phil Mickelson tees off the 2nd hole during the third round of the 2010 Farmers Insurance Open on January 30, 2010 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson putted with a chance for a PGA Tour record round of 59, only to miss by the narrowest margins and "settle" for a 12-under-par 60 Thursday to open the Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday Mickelson had 11 birdies and no bogeys on the par-71 TPC Scottsdale course in Scottsdale, Ariz. Mickelson came about as close as you can come to a 59. Lefty's bid at breaking 60 ended on a cruel lip-out on the ninth green. Mickelson put a great line on his 25 footer, but the putt caught the right edge and lipped out about 220 degrees. He finished a four-shot lead over Bill Haas, Ryan Palmer, Brandt Snedeker and Padraig Harrington. Mickelson tied the course record of 60 and also tied his career low.
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