Phil Mickelson has become the 26th player in major championship history to shoot a 63. And he had reason to be disappointed.
His 16-foot birdie putt on the final hole at Royal Troon caught the right lip and rode the edge of the cup without dropping. Mickelson stooped over and grabbed his knees in disbelief.
Mickelson could've become the first player to shoot 62 at a major championship. Instead, he joins 25 other players who've managed a 63.
Mickelson puts it this way: "All those highlights and I feel like crying."
It was the 28th round of 63 in the majors -- Greg Norman and Vijay Singh have done it twice -- and the ninth at the British Open. As a small consolation, Mickelson has the course record at Royal Troon. And he likely will have the lead.