Mickelson almost misses tee time after hotel ‘struck by lightning’ Aug 19, 2019 0 336 12345 AFPMedinah (US)Phil Mickelson said he narrowly avoided missing his final-round tee time for the BMW Championship at Medinah on Sunday after his hotel room was “struck by lightning”.The five-time major winner said he had to leave his clubs and clothes behind when his hotel was evacuated.“How’s this for crazy?,” Mickelson wrote on Twitter. “My hotel was struck by lightning, I was on top floor, we were evacuated and the place is on fire (only thing of mine on fire this week).“I can’t get back into my room and may miss my tee time because I am without clubs and clothes.”But the popular left-hander later revealed he would be able to finish the FedEx Cup playoff event, joking his clubs were a “fire retardant”.“EMTs were awesome! I’m going to make it. Turns out my clubs acted as a fire retardant. Lucky me.”Mickelson needs more than just luck on the course to reach next week’s Tour Championship by finishing in the top 30 of the season’s points standings. After three rounds, the 49-year-old is tied-47th in the 69-man field on four-under for the tournament. Pages 1234 RELATED ARTICLES Vanquished Djoko heaps praise on mercurial Russian Medvedev Aug 19, 2019 0 409 Thomas fires incredible 61 to seize six-shot PGA lead Aug 19, 2019 0 352 Belgium’s Pieters returns to winnings ways at Czech Masters Aug 19, 2019 0 333 Young English rugby league player found dead in Toulouse hotel Toulouse (France): English rugby league player Archie Bruce was found dead in a hospital in Toulouse on Sunday, with the city’s public prosecutor’s department saying the incident does not seem to involve a “third ..