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Michelson Misses Cut - Barclays
Pizutes
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Mickelson, once again in position to take from Tiger Woods as the world No. 1, and again in position to solidify his place atop the world of golf, and again stumbled. This time in the second round of the Barclays.

Lefty was coming off a Thursday in which many players took advantage of favorable conditions to shoot well under par. Mickelson, by contrast, shot an unremarkable 1-over 72. Not great, but hey -- still time to straighten up and then make some noise on the weekend, right?

Wrong. Mickelson started ugly -- two bogeys in the first three holes -- and then seesawed back and forth between birdies and bogeys for most of the next dozen or so holes. With four holes remaining and sitting at 1-over -- the current cut line at this writing -- Mickelson only had to make par coming in to stay safe.

Alas, it wasn't to be. Mickelson bogeyed the eighth (his 17th hole) and double-bogeyed the ninth after hitting rough, rough, rough, two-putt. And that, as they say, was that.

Mickelson has been inconsistent all season, but within a limited range; this is only the second cut (after the Crowne Plaza Invitational) he's missed all season. And this won't cost him significantly in the FedEx standings; he started the tournament in fourth place and won't drop far out of the top 10.

So, yeah, we've got plenty more Mickelson golf to watch in the weeks ahead.
cogolfer1
LowIndex
 
# 1    8/28/2010 6:53:30 PM   
I think arthritis is really hurting not only himself, but his game as well. I think after finding out he had arthritis 2 weeks ago that's probably the reason for his poor play this season. Well I shouldn't say poor, he won a major. But outside of that it's been a struggle. Hope he gets back to form soon. We need him to be a factor in the Ryder Cup for us Americans and I want to see him get one more win this year. Be it next week, East Lake, or HSBC I want to see him with a trophy in his hands again.


LukeTuzinski
Professional Champion
 
# 2    8/28/2010 7:37:45 PM   
I'm glad phil's arthtitis gives him another excuse for when he stinks up the joint


HIGH_LANDER
Legend
 
# 3    8/28/2010 9:44:09 PM   
Phil,needs to man-up and play through the pain.but Phil,is so Money Rich,he don't care.Phil,should have already been number 1,Phil,has so much talent,yet not able to be number 1.


gj24
Legend
 
# 4    8/28/2010 10:08:05 PM   
I just think Phil is a mental case. Which I love because he comes across as being one of us~