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Friday's Birdies and Bogeys

Who were the winners and losers on Day 2 at Pinehurst? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.

June 13, 2014
Phil Mickelson

Bogey: Phil Mickelson

Following birdies on two of his first four holes, Mickelson seemed in position to make a big move when he found the fairway with his drive on the easy par-5 fifth. But after failing to make birdie, Mickelson followed by three-putting No. 6 to lose all momentum. Two more three-putts and a short missed par putt on No. 10, en route to a three-over 73, and talk of him completing the career Grand Slam was all but silenced. Mickelson changed to a claw putting grip before the tournament started, but switched back to a conventional grip before Friday's round. On Saturday, he'll try a belly putter. Kidding! We think . . . 
-- Alex Myers
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