Phil Mickelson (67) clubhouse leader

Updated: June 13, 2013, 10:50 PM ET
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

ARDMORE, Pa. -- A cross-country flight, little sleep and more weather woes didn't stop Phil Mickelson from a memorable day at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

The five-time U.S. Open runner-up, who returned to California earlier in the week for his daughter's eighth-grade graduation and didn't get back to suburban Philadelphia until the wee hours Thursday morning, shot a 3-under 67 to take the clubhouse lead.

First-round play Thursday, interrupted by two separate rain delays, ...

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