12 Apr '14, 2am

Phil Mickelson's struggles continued into Day 2, as he missed his first Masters cut since 1997.

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The biggest surprise through 36 holes? After a second-round 73, Phil Mickelson missed the cut in a Masters Tournament for the first time since 1997. Mickelson began the week with the most accomplished Masters record of anyone in the field. He had finished in the top 10 in 12 of the last 15 Masters and had three wins. With Tiger Woods out, Mickelson’s three green jackets were the most in the event. The only players with two were Bernhard Langer, Jose Maria Olazabal, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Watson. Each name on that list is obviously past his prime. This week may be a sign that Mickelson is, too. Friday looked like a passing of the guard from one free-wheeling left-hander to another as Mickelson fought to make the cut while Bubba Watson carved up the back nine to seize a three-shot lead to enter the weekend. Watson made two bogeys in two rounds; Mickelson carded...

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