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Phil Mickelson opens a two-shot lead at Quail Hollow
Phil Mickelson opens a two-shot lead at Quail Hollow

Phil Mickelson, who has struggled mightily at times this year, heads a big-name field with some star power on the leaderboard in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Mickelson sank a 40-foot birdie putt at No. 9 during a round of five-under-par 67 on Friday that moved him two clear of fellow American Nick Watney and two others with a nine-under 135 after two rounds. Mickelson shook off a bogey at No. 12 to record back-to-back birdies at Nos. 14 and 15. “It's fun to be in contention," said Mickelson, who has only two top-10 finishes this year -- including a victory at the Phoenix Open -- while missing a cut three weeks ago. "It's fun to be in the mix....

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