Phil Mickelson fails to make the cut for the Masters for the first time in 16 years
We definitely didn’t see this coming. Phil Mickelson missed the cut for the final round of the Masters by one stroke sending him to the sidelines as a spectator, like Tiger Woods.
This had to hurt.
“Why couldn’t I get it going? You know, I don’t really have a great answer for you,” Mickelson said. “I’ve actually played reasonably well for a majority of the holes, and then the ones that I let slide I end up making a big number.
“So it’s tough to overcome those big numbers.”
Yep. Very hard to overcome, and with Mickelson not having a win yet this year, he’s struggling. He said he was actually worried about this happening. From an interview USA Today Sports:
That’s what I’ve been nervous about, having a hole like (No.) 7 yesterday, a hole like 12 today, where I go along, making pars, putting the ball in the right spot and you just get a bad situation,” Mickelson said. “And instead of one (shot) sliding, two or three are going away.
“That’s the kind of stuff when you’re playing tournament golf and you’re mentally sharp, you don’t do,” he added. “And that’s the kind of stuff I seem to be doing right now.”
It’s all good. Though Mickelson is disappointed, he seems to be taking it all in stride. It’s the 10th anniversary of his first green jacket, and he’ll stick around and watch the rest of the tournament, simply because he loves it.
“It’s an exciting tournament,” Mickelson said, and then gave a slight smile. “It’ll kind of be my punishment.”
Your Jersey Girlfriend,