- Associated Press - Saturday, November 14, 2020

It’s been tough day for Lefty at Augusta National.

Phil Mickelson struggled to a 7-over 79 in the third round, matching the worst score of his Masters career.

The 50-year-old, three-time winner came into the day hoping to surge into contention after shooting 5-under 139 through 36 holes.

But Mickelson fell apart on Moving Day, making bogeys on five of the first seven holes. A triple-bogey 8 at the 15th finished off any hopes of salvaging a respectable score.

Mickelson drove into a batch of pine trees, then actually went backward when his second shot ricocheted off one of the trees. He pitched out into the rough, only to swat his next shot over the green, the ball rolling into the pond on the 16th hole.



Mickelson also shot 79 in the second round of the 2016 and 2018 tournaments. This was his worst performance on a weekend.

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