(CNN) — Golf good Phil Mickelson has been finding it a struggle on the path in recent weeks could have done without a freak occurrence which left his involvement in the last form of the BMW Championship at Medinah in certain doubt.
Even the 49-year-old American is remaining near the course, like many different officials and players at the Eaglewood Hotel, but reckoned Sunday morning with no being struck by lightning.
A fire ensued together with the Chicago fire department arriving to put out it, following the attack, but also evacuating the resort guests, including Mickelson.
Having a scheduled early tee time at 10.52 am local, Mickelson was abandoned without his clubs and clothing and used social websites to share his dilemma.
Fortunately,Lefty was allowed back in only in time and came at the route with about half an hour to spare with this fourth round, having a shocking charge up the field to have any chance of making the top 30 qualifying for the Tour Championship finale in East Lake weekly.
Sadly, following his first afternoon hiatus, Mickelson might find inspiration and still searching for the form that saw him win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the time at the PGA Tour back in February.
He ended with a 71 to get.
His longtime arch-rival Tiger Woods also failed to qualify for East Lake, in which hed have been defending champion, temporarily raising hopes before falling back down the field.
He finished with a 72 to get 281 – seven-under-par.
Victory went into round leader Justin Thomas, who held off a challenge from fellow American Patrick Cantlay to win by three strokes on 25-under-par.
Cantlay carded a last round 65 with Hideki Matsuyama of Japan that a further two shots back 63.
Thomas has taken from Brooks Koepka, who finished with a five-under-par 67 and directed Mickelson in the final round over top position in the FedEx Cup standings.
Cantlay has moved ahead of Koepka into place, but with all still to play in the championship in Atlanta.
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