The 49-year-old American is staying like many different gamers and officers on the Eaglewood Resort, near the course, however certainly reckoned with out it being struck by lightning Sunday morning.
A fireplace ensued after the strike, with the Chicago hearth division arriving on the scene to place it out, but in addition evacuating the lodge visitors, together with Mickelson.
With a scheduled early tee off time at 10.52 am native, Mickelson was left with out his golf equipment and garments and used social media to share his dilemma.
Happily, ‘Lefty’ was allowed again in simply in time and arrived on the course with about half an hour to spare for this fourth spherical, needing a miraculous cost up the sector to have any likelihood of creating the highest 30 qualifying for the Tour Championship finale at East Lake subsequent week.
Sadly, after his early morning hiatus, Mickelson might discover little inspiration in his remaining spherical and nonetheless trying to find the shape that noticed him win for the 44th time on the PGA Tour on the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am again in February.
His longtime arch-rival Tiger Woods additionally seemed set to fail to qualify for the East Lake, the place he would have been defending champion, briefly elevating hopes with two early birdies earlier than dropping again down the sector.
Justin Thomas carried a five-shot lead into the ultimate spherical, with tee occasions introduced ahead due to the unsure climate forecast with storms within the Chicago space.
Victory would see him take over at high spot within the FedEx standings from Brooks Koepka, who partnered Micklelson within the remaining spherical.