Lightning strike leaves Phil Mickelson with race against time at BMW

    Phil Mickelson played his final round at the BMW Championship with the in-form Brooks Koepka but neither of them threatened the lead in the tournament.

    (CNN)Golf great Phil Mickelson has been finding it a struggle on the course in recent weeks so could have done without a freak occurrence which left his participation in the final round of the BMW Championship at Medinah in some doubt.

    The 49-year-old American is staying like many other players and officials at the Eaglewood Hotel, close to the course, but surely reckoned without it being struck by lightning Sunday morning.
    A fire ensued after the strike, with the Chicago fire department arriving on the scene to put it out, but also evacuating the hotel guests, including Mickelson.