SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – This week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open marked the 218th time that both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson competed in the same PGA Tour event. It turned out to be just the second time, though, that they each missed the cut on the same day.
Woods posted scores of 73-82 – the latter being his highest single-round score as a professional – while Mickelson shot 69-76.
The two players, who have combined for 121 wins and 19 majors, had only previously missed the cut at the same event in their 198th start together -- the 2012 Greenbrier Classic.
After his second round, Mickelson pointed toward next week’s Farmers Insurance Open as reason for optimism for each of them.
“Next week is a course that we have both played well in the past, and hopefully we will be able to get it turned around for next week,” he said. “I was very optimistic heading into this week. I'm a little more surprised that I had such a struggle today, because I felt after yesterday's round I was going to really come out today and do something special. So this is disappointing, but I'll take this time on the weekend and see if I can get my game ready for next week.”