31 Jan '13, 9pm

Phil Mickelson's putt for a 59 curled 180 degrees around the hole and stayed out

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson missed out on a 59 by a fraction of an inch Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open. Mickelson had a chance to become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to break 60 with a 25-foot birdie attempt on his last hole, the par-4 ninth at TPC Scottsdale. The putt looked good all the way, and Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup as he prepared to celebrate. (Related Photos: Mickelson nearly shoots 59 ) Right at the end, though, the ball caught the right edge of the cup, curled 180 degrees to the other side of the hole and stayed out. "Six feet to go, it was in the center," Mickelson said. "Three feet to go, it was in the center. A foot to go, it was in the center, and even as it's approaching the hole, I couldn't envision which side of the hole it could possibly miss on, and it ended up somehow just dying off at the end, catchi...

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