A string of bogeys to start Friday's second round at the
Mickelson was hoping to turn things around at Quail Hollow in the midst of a rough season -- no Top 10 finishes -- on the
"I haven't played as well as I would like to this year, and I haven't been getting off to a great start, so I'm always playing from behind," he said.
A 67 in the first round seemed to give him a needed boost. But Mickelson began Friday's play with three bogeys in his first nine holes to drop to 3-under.
To make matters worse, he was hoping that during his trip to North Carolina he might practice at nearby Pinehurst in advance of the upcoming U.S. Open. Earlier this week, Mickelson said that every time he's called, the course has been booked.
The first-round leader at the Wells Fargo,