Six-time major champion Phil Mickelson stated that one of the reasons he likes the LIV Golf Invitational series.

Phil Mickelson- Six Times Major Champion

In the U.S. Open at The Country Club near Boston, Mickelson's 52nd birthday and return to competitive golf in America.

Phil Mickelson- US Open at Country Club

But it didn't go according to plan.Mickelson shot an 8-over 78 to tie for 144th among the 154 golfers as he left the course.

Phil Mickelson- Didn't go as per the Plan

Mickelson said that he enjoyed the test and thought it was a beautiful course. He spoke to reporters after the round.

Phil Mickelson- He Enjoyed the Test

Mickelson was playing in the U.S. for the first-time since missing the cut at Farmers Insurance Open in January.

Phil Mickelson- Playing in the US

He had bogeys in three of the five first holes, and then four-putted 12 feet to make a double bogey on par-3 6.

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Phil Mickelson- Five First Hole

Mickelson then yanked his putter shot into the thick rough to the right of No. 12 needed two shots to return to fairway.

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Phil Mickelson- Yanked His Putter

If Mickelson does not go very low in Friday's second round he will likely miss the U.S. Open weekend.

Phil Mickelson- Very Low in Friday

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