After another inexplicable triple-bogey -- accomplished for the second day in a row without a penalty stroke -- Phil Mickelson was left to ponder the possibility of missing a 36-hole cut at the Masters for the first time in 17 years.
It didn't look as bad as the final tally would indicate, but the number on the scorecard presents a stark reality for Phil Mickelson. He has work to do Friday to avoid missing the cut for just the second time in 22 Masters appearances.
Playing Augusta National for the first time in competition as a Masters champion is something Adam Scott will never forget, especially the reaction he got from fans around the course during an opening-round 69 on Thursday.
You can't win the Masters if you're not in the field. That's part of the reason the Arnold Palmer Invitational looks so intriguing, as many top names on the leaderboard haven't qualified for Augusta yet, writes ESPN.com's Bob Harig.