Mickelson Misses Colonial Cut

Phil Mickelson misses the cut

By Eric Kreindler
|  Friday, May 28, 2010  |  Updated 6:15 PM CDT
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Mickelson Misses Colonial Cut

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Phil Mickelson struggled in the first and second rounds of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

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The biggest name at the Colonial golf tournament this year won't be around for the weekend. 

Phil Mickelson shot a 3-over 73 Friday for his second consecutive over-par round, putting him at four over. While there are still plenty of players left to finish, the projected cut when Lefty walked off the course was one under.

A victory at the Colonial would have pushed Mickelson ahead of Tiger Woods for No. 1 in the world ranking.

Missing the cut will keep the Mickelson from playing during the tournament's second "Pink Out" on Saturday.

Most players joined PGA Tour and tournament officials in wearing pink for the first "Pink Out" last year when Mickelson was not at Hogan's Alley to defend his 2008 Colonial title after finding out that his wife had breast cancer.

Bryce Molder shot a career-best 8-under 62 and leads after two rounds.

Molder's round Friday got him to 13 under. That's good for a one-stroke lead over first-round co-leader Jason Bohn and two strokes better than Kris Blanks and Brian Davis.

Molder had a chance to match the course record of 61, but missed an 8-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole. The 31-year-old Molder, a four-time All-American at Georgia Tech, has split time between the PGA and Nationwide tours since his professional debut in 2002.

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