LUSS Scotland (AP)—Phil Mickelson’s latest chance to go to No. 1 in the world ended like his first opportunity two months ago—he missed the cut Friday in the Scottish Open.
Mickelson hit three tee shots on the 18th hole midway through his second round on his way to a quintuple-bogey 9. He never got those shots back in his round of 3-over 74, missing the cut by one shot.
The top 65 and ties make the cut on the European Tour. Mickelson might look back to his decision to hit a third tee shot on the 18th before realizing he could have played the second drive. Callaway Diablo Forged Irons That might have been the difference in playing the weekend at Loch Lomond.
The alternative is not awful. Callaway Big Bertha Diablo Irons Mickelson now has the weekend to practice at St. Andrews for the British Open.
“It wasn’t too bad of a day except for two swings,” Mickelson said. “Those four penalty strokes hurt the round quite a bit.”
This was the fifth straight tournament that Mickelson had a chance to replace Tiger Woods atop the world ranking by winning. Callaway Diablo Edge Irons He only needed second place this week in the Scottish Open.
His first opportunity came at the Colonial in May, where he also missed the cut. Golf course equipment.