2021 PGA Championship scores: Phil Mickelson improbably remains in contention with 69 in Round 2 at Kiawah

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Phil Mickelson's name belies the improbability of him contending at the 103rd PGA Championship. It's absurd that he played the back nine on Thursday in 32, and it's absurd that he played the front nine on Friday in 31. After he flirted with the lead early on Friday, hope seemed snuffed out with a bogey-bogey finish on Nos. We have recent evidence that Mickelson has amazing rounds still there -- somewhere in the depths of his fading, historic game. Of all the golfers who completed two rounds at the time Mickelson finished up on Friday morning, nobody was striking it better than Lefty was.


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