Harold Varner III tees off on the 8th hole of Torrey Pines north during the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 in San Diego. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union-Tribune via AP) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT
SAN DIEGO (AP) Phil Mickelson was expecting to post a low score on the North Course at Torrey Pines and go into the weekend with a chance to win the Farmers Insurance Open. By closing with three straight bogeys, he's going home after missing the cut.
Mickelson at least was in good company. Defending champion Jason Day, No. 2 in the world, also missed the cut. And it looked as though Rickie Fowler would join them.
Gary Woodland powered his way to a 5-under 67 on the South Course and had a share of the lead with K.J. Choi, who shot 67 on the North. Choi has not won in five years on the PGA Tour.
Dustin Johnson had a 66 on the North and was one shot back.