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June 13, 2008
Phil Mickelson just made a typical Phil par on the par-3 third hole. Off the tee, Mickelson hits his tee shot so long that it rolls over the back edge of the green, into the brush. His chip coming back rolls past the cup and rolls about 40-feet past the cup, and suddenlly Phil is looking at double bogey. But just as quickly, he rolls the long putt for an amazing three, giving him some much needed momentum and keeping him from dropping further behind. It's just Phil being Phil.
Tiger had a very poor front nine, hitting only two good shots, but luckily they were back to back on the par 5, 13th, leading to an eagle. It helped him erase two bogeys he made earlier in the round. He has started hot on the back nine with birdies on his first two holes and he just missed a third straight one on No.3
After a bland first round, the leaderboard is starting to look a little more like a major, with guys like Ernie Els, Geoff Ogilvy, Davis Love all near the top.
And Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia also bounced back with nice rounds today. It's shaping up tp be a strong final two days.