Mickelson’s Second Round at Sawgrass

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Phil Mickelson talks to his short-game coach, Dave Pelz, on the putting green before the second round of the Players Championship. Tips and articles from Dave Pelz, Phil's short-game coach
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Phil Mickelson came into the second round tied for the lead with Rory Sabbatini at five under par.
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Mickelson nearly holed a chip shot for birdie on the first hole.
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"I hit some very poor shots today and put myself in tough spots to make par," Mickelson said.
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Mickelson made only 23 putts in his second round.
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Mickelson bogeyed the 7th and 8th.
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"The wind wasn't as tough as it was the first day certainly, and there were a lot of low scores. A lot of guys shot under par today. Unfortunately I just wasn't one of them," Mickelson said.
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"It's tough to get the ball close. The par 5s you can make birdies on and you can get it to 15, 20 feet and make some of these putts, so I expect some of the scores will be quite low on the week," Mickelson said.