AUGUSTA, Ga. – Phil Mickelson will be watching the final two rounds of the Masters from home for the first time in 17 years, and it isn’t hard to figure out why – two triple bogeys.
The one on No. 7 in the first round when he was chipping from about 30 feet away. Then the triple bogey on No. 12 in the second round Friday when he went bunker to bunker to bunker before he could get on the green.
Mickelson had a 1-over 73 and missed the cut by one shot.
He says his recent injuries weren’t a problem. Mickelson was worried coming into the Masters that he wasn’t mentally sharp, and that he was capable of making a big number. That’s just what he did.
Mickelson wasn’t the only big name to miss the cut.
For Canadians, there was no “bigger” name at the Masters this year than Graham DeLaet.
The Weyburn, Sask. native also won’t be walking the fairways at Augusta this weekend. Not inside the ropes, that is.
DeLaet greatly improved on his opening-round 8-over 80, shooting an even par 72 Friday. Playing in his first of what will surely be many Masters, DeLaet missed the cut by four shots.
Despite not making it to the weekend, the 32-year-old still enjoyed his memorable, but briefer than hoped time at Augusta. After play Friday he tweeted.
Still the best week of my life…
— Graham DeLaet (@GrahamDeLaet) April 11, 2014
To which his wife Ruby replied.
— Ruby DeLaet (@The_Rubes) April 11, 2014