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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson birdied the ninth hole a day too late Friday and 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.
Mickelson followed his opening 60 with a 65 in the second round of the Phoenix Open to reach 17-under 125, a stroke off the tour record for the first two rounds of a tournament set by Pat Perez in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic and matched by David Toms at Colonial in 2011.
Mickelson tied the Phoenix Open two-round record set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001.
A day after missing a chance for a 59 when his 25-foot putt on the ninth caught the right edge, curled 180 degrees and stayed out, Mickelson hit to 4 feet and rolled the downhill putt into the center of the cup.
Bill Haas was second, four strokes back.
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Phil Mickelson held his head in horror on the ninth green, his 18th of the day. His 26-foot putt birdie putt for 59 curled around the hole and stayed out.
"It's crushing," Mickelson said, "because you don't get that chance very often."
David Duval, who shot one of golf's magical 59s, tweeted: "he just got robbed."
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Phil Mickelson completed a wire-to-wire victory in the Phoenix Open, missing another chance to make history in a dominating week at TPC Scottsdale.
Mickelson shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to finish at 28-under 256, two strokes off the PGA Tour record set by Tommy Armour III in the 2003 Texas Open, and tie the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001.
Mickelson missed a chance...
A 59 is almost unheard of in competitive golf. Phil Mickelson had a good chance to do it today in the first round of the Phoenix Open. Philly was on the 18th hole and lipped out a putt that would have made him the 6th person to ever shoot in the 50's in a PGA event. Check out the video below.
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Phil Mickelson tied a course record in Phoenix with a career-low round on Thursday, but he was just a centimeter or less away from posting an even more spectacular score.
Mickelson was putting on hole No. 9 – his final hole — for what would have been just the sixth 59 in PGA Tour history. The ball rolled toward the hole and lipped out, leaving Mickelson with an easy putt to...
Talk about having a good day.
PGA Golfer Phil Mickelson, already recognized as one of the greats playing the game today, added to his legend Thursday at the Phoenix Open.
That's where he nearly went into the record books, shooting an 11-under, 60 to take the early first round lead.
Mickelson had a chance to walk away with a record tying 59, something done only 5 times...
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...
Phil Mickelson putts for PGA Tour history, only to watch his birdie
attempt lip out.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phil Mickelson missed out on a 59 by a fraction of an inch Thursday in the first round of the Phoenix Open.
Mickelson had a chance to become the sixth player in PGA Tour history to break 60 with a 25-foot birdie attempt on his last hole, the par-4 ninth at TPC Scottsdale. The putt looked good all the way, and Mickelson pointed his putter at the cup as he prepared...
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