On Friday at The Honda Classic, Phil Mickelson made the turn at 3-under par, and comfortably above the projected +1 cut line. But after a three-putt bogey on No. 10, the 50-year old walked to the 11th tee at 2-under par.
And that’s when it got interesting.
Mickelson’s 287-yard tee ball went way left, and landed OB in the water. After a drop and a one-stroke penalty, Phil was forced to hit his approach from a concrete cart path. With 177 yards to the hole, Phil needed his ball to travel about 167 to land on the green. Unfortunately, Phil’s Callaway went just 157 and landed in a muddy area of the water guarding the green.
From the muck, Phil then flew the green, and after a chip-on (that barely stayed up), the 50-year old two-putted for triple bogey 7.
And just like that, in the span of two holes, Phil went from 3-under par to 2-over par, and was now in danger of missing the cut.
But as Phil often does, he closed with three birdies on Nos. 12, 14, and 18 to get back in the red at 1-under par.
Phil’s Triple Bogey: TourCast
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