Phil Mickelson (USA) missed the cut in the first competition of the year.
Mickelson scored 5 birdies, 3 bogies and 1 triple bogey in the 2nd round of the Asian Tour PIF Saudi International (total prize money 5 million dollars) held at the Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70) in Saudi Arabia on the 3rd (Korean time). I tied it up and wrote down 1 over par 71 strokes.
Mickelson, who recorded an interim total of 1 over par 141, tied for 72nd and could not exceed even par according to the cut standard. Because of his one stroke, he did not qualify for the finals.
He had a fairway landing rate of 64.29% and a green hit rate of 66.67%, and the number of putts was 28. Mickelson, who caught consecutive birdies on holes 1 and 2, added a birdie on hole 4 (par 5) and seemed to be able to pass the cut without difficulty, but it was painful to record a triple bogey on hole 9 (par 4).
He seemed to make up for it with a birdie on the 10th hole (par 4) in the second half, but had to swallow his disappointment as bogies came out consecutively on the 11th hole (par 3) and 13th and 14th holes in the second half. After getting a birdie on the 17th hole 스포츠토토 (par 4), he tried to pass the cut by aiming for a birdie on the last hole, but missed the 2m birdie putt.
Mickelson came out looking slimmer in this competition. He even lost weight during college, saying, “I lost more than 9kg. I feel young again. I am in the best condition now. I have no pain, and I seem to have become more flexible and faster. I will forget last year and have a good year this year.” I made up my mind.
However, he missed the cut and lost face. US Golf Digest evaluated, “The results of this tournament cannot be said to be embarrassing, but it was not enough to play on the weekend.”
Not just Mickelson. Major players of LIV Golf, such as Cameron Smith (Australia) and Bubba Watson (USA), also missed the cut. Smith and Watson finished tied for 78th with a 2-over par of 142.
Kevin Na (USA) was 4-over par and lost 2 strokes each for two days before making the cut, while Bryson Dishambeau (USA), who confidently participated in the tournament with the new TaylorMade Stealth 2 club, fell to 7-over par. Dustin Johnson (USA) withdrew from the first round due to a back injury.