It’s been an eventful week for Phil Mickelson. Lefty’s name was linked to reports of the super golf league — a breakaway tour from the PGA Tour — earlier in the week with an apparent $100 million price tag attached to his bag. Then he went out in Round 1 of the Wells Fargo Championship and drove the price up.

Mickelson shot a shocking 7-under 64 in Round 1 to take a 2-stroke lead over Keegan Bradley and K.H. Lee. Even by Mickelson’s standards at Quail Hollow — where he is the all-time leader in top-10 finishes (10 in 17 tries), this was impressive. It’s the lowest opening round of his illustrious career at this tournament.

With just three top 10s since the start of 2020, nobody expected much from Mickelson, even at a track he’s dominated and even in a week where he had the spotlight and potential to ratchet…

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