There will be no Phil in pink at the Colonial — and no top ranking.
Phil Mickelson missed the cut in his return to Fort Worth after a 3-over-par 73 yesterday put him at 4-over 144. That was only one stroke better than the worst score recorded among the 119 players who completed the first two rounds under ideal scoring conditions.
“I played terrible. I don’t know what to say,’’ Mickelson said. “The course was in great shape, there was no wind and there were a lot of birdies out there, and I just played terrible.’’
A victory would have pushed Mickelson ahead of Tiger Woods for No. 1 in the world ranking for the first time in his career.
Bryce Molder shot a career-best 8-under 62, and at 13-under 127 holds a one-stroke lead over first-round co-leader Jason Bohn (65). Kris Blanks (64) and Brian Davis (65) were two strokes back, one ahead of Boo Weekley (63) and Jeff Overton (67).
Molder was one stroke off matching the course record after missing an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole.
Mickelson had consecutive bogeys early and three in a row after his last birdie. He won’t be at “Hogan’s Alley’’ for the Colonial’s second “Pink Out’’ today, when most players, along with PGA Tour and tournament officials, are expected to wear pink to support the fight against breast cancer.
The first “Pink Out’’ was held last year when Mickelson wasn’t at Colonial to defend his 2008 title soon after finding out his wife, Amy, had breast cancer. A few weeks after that, Mickelson found out his mother also had breast cancer.
“Although I will not be here to partake in it, I will be wearing pink tomorrow,’’ Mickelson said before going home to San Diego to be with Amy, whose birthday is Monday, and their three children.
Champions — Fred Couples shot a 4-under 68, putting him at 7 under after 36 holes in the Senior PGA Championship. He has a one-stroke lead over Tom Kite, who shot a 69 in Parker, Colo.
Tom Lehman (71) is two strokes behind Couples. Lu Chief-soon (70) and Jay Don Blake (69) are three back.
PGA European — Luke Donald shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Madrid Masters, while Sergio Garcia (73) missed the cut of a European tournament for the first time in six years.
Donald made seven birdies before bogeys on two of his last three holes left him at 12-under 132. He was one shot ahead of Rhys Davies, who shot 68.