Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson one shot off first-round lead

Phil Mickelson at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore course
Mickelson dropped only one shot in his opening round at the Monterey Peninsula's Shore course.
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am first-round leaderboard
-7 B Gay (US), S Langley (US); -6 P Mickelson (US), M Every (US), S Kim (Kor), C Gribble (US), J Day (Aus), K Kisner (US)
Selected others: -5 J Spieth (US), D Johnson (US); -4 M Laird (Sco), G McDowell (NI); -3 P Reed (US), R Knox (Sco), P Casey (Eng); -1 S Lowry (Ire), M Fitzpatrick (Eng); level B Davis (Eng); +2 T Fleetwood (Eng)

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson carded a six-under 65 to share second place after the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.

The 48-year-old world number 29 made five birdies on the back nine at Monterey Peninsula's Shore course.

Jason Day also shot a 65 but world number 155 Brian Gay and 285th-ranked Scott Langley shot 64s.

Northern Irishman Graeme McDowell is four under after bogeying the final hole at Pebble Beach.

Mickelson, who was runner-up to Adam Long at last month's Desert Classic but missed the cut at the Phoenix Open last week, hit all 13 fairways for the first time in a PGA Tour round since the Farmers Insurance Open in 1998.

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood, the world number 14, ran up a triple-bogey seven at the 13th en route to a 73 at Monterey.

Compatriot Paul Casey birdied the final two holes at Pebble Beach to return a three-under opening round.

The players each play at Pebble Beach, Monterey and Spyglass Hill over the first three days before the final round at Pebble on Sunday.

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