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August 21, 2020

Phil Mickelson has record FedEx Cup Playoffs streak snapped with missed cut at TPC Boston

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Rob Carr

It's been an unusual season for everyone on the PGA Tour this year. For Phil Mickelson, it wound up being an odd, abrupt finish as well.

Mickelson shot a three-under-par 68 on Friday in the second round of the Northern Trust, but it wasn't enough to keep him around for the weekend at TPC Boston. That in itself wouldn't be a big deal, but it also meant Mickelson won't advance to the season's penultimate event for the first time since the inception of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

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Mickelson entered this week 67th in the FedEx Cup standings, but will drop out of the top 70 with the missed cut. The top 70 players after this week will play in next week's BMW Championship with the top 30 after that qualifying for the Tour Championship Sept. 4-7.

The five-time major champ had been the only golfer to ever advance to the tour's top-70 event in each year of the playoffs.

But for golf fans worried about missing Mickelson in action the next few weeks, fear not. The recently turned 50-year-old tweeted he'll make his PGA Tour Champions debut next week. And he'll have plenty of opporunties to start new streaks on the senior circuit.