Phil Mickelson misses cut at Augusta for first time in 17 years
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years, and it isn’t hard to figure out why — two triple bogeys.
The one on No. 7 in the first round when he was chipping from about 30 feet away. Then the triple bogey on No. 12 in the second round Friday when he went bunker to bunker to bunker before he could get on the green.
Mickelson had a 1-over 73 and missed the cut by one shot.
He says his recent injuries weren’t a problem. Mickelson was worried coming into the Masters that he wasn’t mentally sharp, and that he was capable of making a big number. That’s just what he did.