Mickelson’s Putting Costs Him Chance At Masters
The Masters tee'd off this past Thursday after a few short weather delays. The Masters tournament is the biggest in the sport of golf, it consists of the best golfers from around the world; one of them being Phil Mickelson.
Mickelson finished his second round at 5 under, due to his inability to sink his putts.
“I’m striking the ball exceptional, and I’m putting horrific, if I get that fixed this weekend, I’m going to make a run," says Mickelson.
Mickelson's wife, Amy, told reporters after the second round, "he's going to be putting all night." She is one of the few people who is closely keeping up with Mickelson's performance, considering there are no spectators at this year's tournament.
“I'm very frustrated and disappointed with the way I've putted. I've let eight, nine, 10 shots get away on the green, and it's pathetic, and I'm going to fix that and hopefully make a run. But you can't make those mistakes, give those shots up in this field, in this competition.”
Phil explains how crucial his putting can be to his next performance. “But we've got 36 more holes, and I'm playing well enough. I struck it well enough to keep me in it despite probably being last in the field in putting. But I'm going to get that fixed for tomorrow's round.”
MIckelson unfortunately turned in a third round score of 79, dooming his title chances. He bogied five of his first nine holes in round three setting him behind the eight-ball and seeing him slide down the leaderboard. If that wasn't bad enough, he triple-bogied the final par-5 hole 15 today ensuring that Sunday's round would just be for fun.