Notebook Phil Mickelson Struggles Barely Makes Cut At Hazeltine 2009: Barely Shooting

Notebook Phil Mickelson struggles barely makes cut at Hazeltine

He barely made the cut, but after shooting a second consecutive 2-over-par 74 on Friday in the second round of the PGA Championship, Mickelson
was 4 over for the tournament. At mid-day, the second-ranked player in the world was in real trouble of heading home early. It took a 19-way tie for 62nd place to keep him in it. “I’m not going to beat many people putting the way I am,” said Mickelson, who decided after the first round to do something he hadn’t done in a long time: go to the practice green and work on his shoddy short game. The extra time didn’t pay off, though Mickelson insisted he felt better about his putting than the day before. In all, he needed 77 putts for 36 holes. “I’ve got to get this thing turned around,” Mickelson said. Jones takes break from the fast lane: Brendan Jones has found the balance he needs. Not necessarily with his swing, though his 70 in the second round of the PGA Championship on Friday put him in a temporary tie for third place, but in his personal life.
Simply put: He has better perspective, amid the anonymity of playing on the Japan tour and the opportunity to spend more time with his wife and 2-year-old son and even do some gardening in his native Australia.

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