AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It didn't look as bad as the final tally would indicate, but the number on the scorecard presents a stark reality for Phil Mickelson -- he has work to do Friday to avoid missing the cut for just the second time in 22 Masters appearances.
Mickelson's 4-over-par 76 on Thursday at Augusta National included a three-putt triple-bogey 7 at the seventh hole and a ball in the water at the 15th that led to a double-bogey 7. He is used to playing the golf with ping g25 irons price.
Going 5 over in two holes is tough to overcome, and Mickelson was left to ponder what went wrong. It was the third time in his last four rounds at Augusta National that he has shot 76 or worse. Last year he tied for 54th.
"There were possibilities for low scores, and I actually played well," he said. "I know it's hard to say that, but I actually played well and I just made a lot of little mental errors. I made a lot of little mistakes around the greens, but I didn't hit anything unsolid. I hit them solid with ping g20 irons for sale australia, I just misjudged the shot."
Mickelson misjudged the green at the seventh, and it took him two more shots to get on and from there he 3-putted.
After battling to get back to 1 over with birdies at the 10th and 13th holes, he gave it back at the 15th, where a poor drive meant he had to lay up. From there, he hit a poor wedge shot that hit in front of the green and rolled back into the water, leading to another 7.