Keeping Score

Phil Mickelson cruises in Champions Tour debut

Mickelson wins wire-to-wire at Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National with tour-record-tying 22-under 191 score for 54 holes

22: Number of strokes under par that Phil Mickelson finished Wednesday in winning his debut on the Champions Tour. Mickelson shot 5-under 66 for a 191 total and four-stroke victory at the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National in Ridgedale, Mo. He was the 20th player to win in his first start on the 50-and-older tour. Jim Furyk achieved a similar feat earlier this season at The Ally Challenge. Mickelson, who turned 50 on June 16, opened with a 10-under 61 for the first-round lead and pulled away with a second-round 64. His 191 total matched the Champions Tour’s 54-hole scoring record. Mickelson committed to the tournament on Friday after he missed the 36-hole cut at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust, the FedEx Cup playoff opener, ending his season on the big tour. The Champions Tour event was the second tournament in a seven-day span at the Ozarks resort owned by Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris (scores).

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