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Phil Mickelson misses the cut by one shot
Phil Mickelson misses the cut by one shot

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut by a stroke, done in by two triple bogeys — at No. 7 on Thursday and No. 12 on Friday. Coming into the week, Mickelson had never made a triple at the 12th and had twice as many birdies there (16) as double bogeys. But a weak tee shot Friday put him in the front bunker, and a three-shot beach party began. "There was no sand where I was," Mickelson explained. "I caught the liner of the bunker and bladed it across...

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