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Phil Mickelson struggles with distance control

For the second time in his first four holes, Phil Mickelson was long with an approach shot. The pin was on the front of the 445-yard 13th hole, but Mickelson's approach flew all the way to the back of a green that slopes from back to front. His approach putt, however, was wonderful, breaking more than 15 feet from left to right and winding up four inches from the cup. Padraig Harrington left another biridie putt short but remained at -1.

Now, it's on to the 580-yard, par-5 14th hole, which figures to be a three-shot hole that most players will be happy simply to par. There is a small, kidney-shaped green behind a yawning trap on the left, and the pros actually only have the back shelf to shoot at with trouble all around.

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