Singapore: Phil Mickelson's joy at entering golf's Hall of Fame was tempered on Thursday by a level-par 71 which left him nine shots off the Singapore Open's first-round lead.
Mickelson, lobster-red from sizzling conditions on Sentosa island, said it was "pretty neat" to be named alongside the sport's greats which will take place at a special ceremony later.
"That'll be fun. It's cool. Yeah, it's cool. It's pretty neat to see the names that are in there, to be a part of that. That's a pretty cool honour," said the four-time major-winner.