MICKELSON LEAVES IT LATE

On Thursday, golfer Phil Mickelson began the day quite early and ended late at the Augusta Masters and he fought gamely to hold his hopes alive for a 4th green jacket.

The forty-one year old American fan favourite was on hand – dressed in his Masters green jacket – to see golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player set the white ball rolling as honorary beginners after the sunrise. After that, he did little practice, had a bath and returned to tee-off in the final grouping of the day.