The 49-year-old American, like many other players and officials, stays in the Eaglewood Hotel, close to the track, but is certainly counted without being hit by lightning Sunday morning.
After the strike, a fire followed, in which the Chicago fire brigade arrived on site to extinguish it, but also to evacuate hotel guests, including Mickelson.
With a scheduled early exit time at 10.52 am local, Mickelson remained without his clubs and clothing and used social media to share his dilemma.
Fortunately, & # 39; Lefty & # 39; admitted just in time and arrived with about half an hour to save for this fourth round, which needs a miraculous attack on the field to have some chance to qualify the top 30 for the Tour Championship final next week in East Lake .
Unfortunately, after his early morning break, Mickelson was unable to find much inspiration in his final lap and still looking for the form with which he won for the 44th time on the PGA Tour at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February.
He ended with a one-under-par 71 for five-under overall.
His old arch rival Tiger Woods also could not qualify for East Lake, where he would have been the defending champion. , hoping briefly with two early birdies before he descended the field.
He finally finished with a level-par 72 for 281 – seven-under-par.
The victory went to third-round leader Justin Thomas, who withheld a determined challenge from fellow American Patrick Cantlay to win three battles in 25-under-par.
Cantlay returned a final round 65 with Hideki Matsuyama from Japan two more shots after a brilliant nine-under 63.
Thomas has taken the top position in the FedEx Cup rankings from Brooks Koepka, who worked with Mickelson in the final round and finished with a five-under-par 67, his best of the week.
Cantlay has also advanced to Koepka in second place, but with everything to play in the season-ending tournament in Atlanta.