Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 2/1/13
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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