Mickelson Leads Travelers Championship After Second Round 63

Phil Travelers Second

By PAT EATON-ROBB
AP Sports Writer

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) – Phil Mickelson figures age might be an asset. Playing his first tournament since turning 50 this month, the five-time major champion shot a 7-under 63 on Friday in the Travelers Championship to take a one-stroke lead into the weekend. Lefty said said it was perhaps the wisdom that comes with his age that made him stay within himself instead of going toe-to-toe with his long-hitting playing partners, top-ranked Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau. Two more players withdrew because of the coronavirus Friday _ Denny McCarthy for a positive test, and Bud Cauley, who tested negative, but decided to pull out after playing alongside McCarthy on Thursday. There have been seven COVID-19-related withdrawals.

AP-WF-06-26-20 2351GMT

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