Agence France-PresseOctober 24, 2013 06:47
British Open winner Phil Mickelson admitted to some of his worst recent form after finishing the first round of the $7 million CIMB Classic in Malaysia eight strokes adrift on Thursday.
But Major winner Keegan Bradley managed a seven-under 65 to stay just two strokes behind surprise leader Ryan Moore, with Spaniard Sergio Garcia a further stroke behind.
World number three Mickelson is tied for 21st at one-under 71, but vowed to come back strongly.
"I can't remember hitting it this bad in a long time," lamented Mickelson, who had a large crowd following his every shot.