Phil Mickelson and Billy Horschel will start the day tied for the lead at -1 at the 2013 U.S. Open. With 73 players making the cut at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, PA, including the world’s #1 and #2 players (Tiger Woods and Rory Mcilroy playing in the same group), fans are sure to enjoy an entertaining day of golf. Four players start the day at one shot off the lead with Woods and Mcilroy 4 shots back.
Mickelson finished his Friday round of 72 with a birdie on 18 to allow him the opportunity to play in the final group on Saturday. Mickelson struggled on the greens all day Friday before rolling in the footer for birdie on 18.
Meanwhile, Billy Horschel shot a 3 under 67 for the round of the tournament so far. Horschel appeared very relaxed while dancing around the very challenging surburban Philadelphia course, hitting all 18 greens in regulation.
At one off the lead are big names as well. Justin Rose, John Sendon, Steve Stricker and Luke Donald will all chase the leaders on Saturday.
Weather will not be a factor today as sunny skies and light winds are predicted in the Ardmore, PA area. The challenge will more likely come from the thick rough, testy breaking greens and the nerves of those swinging the clubs. AS all of the famous faces take to the course on Saturday, no one will garnish more attention than the ever popular Phil Mickelson. Starting day 3 tied for the lead will only add to that hpye. Throw in the fact that Sunday is not only Father’s Day,but also Mickelson’s birthday, and you have the making of another great U.S. Open Championship.