Phil Mickelson had to leave the golf course to play one of his shots at Torrey Pines, an early sign of the mass exodus Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open.
By closing with three straight bogeys on the easier North Course, Mickelson missed the cut. At least he was in good company.
Jason Day, the defending champion and No. 2 player in the world, missed the cut for the first time in nearly eight months. Also leaving San Diego early were Rickie Fowler, the No. 4 player in the world who was riding high from his victory a week ago in Abu Dhabi, and world No. 7 Justin Rose.