Phil Mickelson has been a little rusty with his usually renowned short game in his first PGA Tour event in four months and he squandered the chance to shoot a low score at the Humana Challenge with some untidy play on Saturday.
The "light switch" clicked for journeyman Michael Putnam as he piled up nine birdies in his last 12 holes to seize a one-shot lead in Thursday`s opening round of the $5.7 million Humana Challenge at La Quinta in California.
Indian golfer Shiv Kapur, determined to make up for the missed cut in his opening start in 2015 on the European Tour season, carded a flawless four-under 68 to go with his first round 70 after 36 holes in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, here on Thursday.
Spanish pro Miguel Angel Jimenez will be the top draw when a strong field, comprising golfers from Europe and Asia, vie for the top honours at the USD 1.5 million Hero Indian Open golf tournament, which will make its debut on the European Tour next month.
Anirban Lahiri on Tuesday rounded off his campaign at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship with a final round of two-under 70 to finish at tied 50th place on a day which was highlighted by the stunning come-from-behind win of France's Gary Stal here.