18 Jul '14, 4pm

Phil being Phil: Mickelson still in the mix after adventurous second round

Phil being Phil: Mickelson still in the mix after adventurous second round

HOYLAKE, England – If you happened to tune in at the wrong time to catch a little action from Royal Liverpool with your Friday morning muffin, you might assume Phil Mickelson played his way straight out of this British Open. You might want to check again. Mickelson was at his Mickelsonian best on a blustery Friday morning, mixing an array of squirrelly shots with brilliant recoveries that, capped by an eight-foot birdie putt at the par-5 18th, added up to a two-under 70 that left him at even par for the tournament, and still in the running to defend his Open title. “I played really well today, but there were a couple of loose shots,” Mickelson said afterward. “I ended up giving four or five shots away, but I played really well. There was like a mental barrier to get it back to even par, so that putt on 18 was big.” We’ll find out just how big this weekend, but first let’s ...

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