Posted January 31, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Phil Mickelson missed a chance to break the PGA Tour's 36-hole scoring record when he finished with a double bogey after driving into the water at the Phoenix Open on Friday. Mickelson followed his opening 60 with a 65 to reach 17-under 125, one stroke off the tour record for the first two rounds of a tournament shared by Pat Perez and David Toms. Mickelson did tie the Phoenix Open record set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001. Bill Haas was second, four strokes back. A day after missing a chance for a 59 when his 25-foot putt on the ninth lipped out, Mickelson managed to birdie that hole on Friday, one day too late.
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