"If you have great control of your ball flight, of your game, you can shoot a number around par and under par," Mickelson said. "But if you play like I did and you start missing it off the tee and three-putting, you're going to shoot a high number like I did."
At least he was in good company with Watson, who acknowledged his game plan of bombing it with his driver — he averaged a whopping 337.5 yards off the tee Thursday — didn't pan out.
Now both find themselves scrambling in a different way Friday.
"I can't really think about the lead or anything," Mickelson said. "I've just got to make the cut right now, and to do that, I got to shoot something under par."