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Mickelson gets back to work and under par

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Phil Mickelson wasted no time firing up fans with birdies on the opening two holes. Then came a sliced tee shot into the water and a nearly four-putt green. He birdied 2 of the last three holes.

A typical round for 1 of golf's most unpredictable stars.

Returning to work for the first time since disclosing last month that his wife has breast cancer, Mickelson got off to a solid start in the St. Jude Classic with a 2-under 68 that left him four shots behind early leader Brian Gay.

Mickelson, however, was not the only one making a comeback. John Daly played his first PGA Tour event since serving a six-month suspension for off-course activities.

He finished with a 72.

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