Mickelson stumbles, shoots a 1-under 70
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Phil Mickelson started slow in Friday's second round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, sitting 1-under through the first seven holes.

Mickelson then fell into a groove, starting at the par-4 17th, ripping off three straight birdies.

Lefty had an up-and-down finishing stretch, producing great shots - like his approach and birdie at the par-4 sixth:

While mixing in some questionable decisions which began a bogey-bogey finish:

"It sucks finishing with two bogeys," Mickelson said. "I got off to a slow start and got it turned to 1-under, which was good and had it going there for a while on the front. Unfortunately, I bogeyed a couple coming in, but I'm playing well and I'm looking towards the weekend."

When asked about trying to muscle a driver from a difficult lie in the rough at the eighth, Mickelson said the safe shot isn't in his DNA.

"The only play was to pitch out, but that's not really what I like to do."

Stat Round 2 Total
Score -1 -4
Total 70 138
Birdies 5 8
Pars 9 24
Bogeys 4 4
Fairways hit 9/14 14/28
Greens hit 12/18 25/36
Putts per GIR 1.75 1.76
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