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In one of the biggest surprises of the 77th Masters, Phil Mickelson has been in a word, dreadful.
The three-time Masters champion has looked less than ordinary and at times unsure of what exactly to do. This on a golf course, Augusta National, that he has owned at different times in his career.
Shooting a front-nine 38 in Thursday's first round, Mickelson struggled with the course setup and conditions. He was one the few as 12 players broke 70, 33 broke par and 45 shot even or better.
With a one-under 71, Mickelson was at least in touch of the leaders at 6 under that day, but came off the course questioning everything.
"They're soft and they are slow," Mickelson said of the typically quick greens. "And consequently we have 45 people at par or better. But that means that I've got to change my whole mindset and just get after these pins, because the ball's not running like it used to and I'm giving this course way too much respect because of my p...
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It was a forgettable Masters for Lefty. Phil Mickelson closed a tough week with 1-over 73 in the final round. That leaves him at 9-over 297 - his second-worst score in the 20 times he's made the Masters cut. The only year he went higher was in 2007, when Mickelson shot a 299 in much tougher conditions.
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