Lefty gets it right, after going left (again)

August, 23, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. -- He did it again. For the second straight day, Phil Mickelson hit his tee shot at the par-4 hole fifth hole left of the fairway, the ball bouncing into a hospitality area from where he was able to play his second shot.

Unlike Friday, when Mickelson hit a wedge off the carpet from the temporary venue over the green and made a bogey, on Saturday he got the shot on the green and 2-putted for par.

But unfortunately for Mickelson, 44, it was not a good day. He shot 4-over-par 75 and missed the secondary cut that was in play because the Barclays field had more than 78 players through 36 holes.

Despite the poor showing, Mickelson is projected to be among the top 60 in FedEx Cup points, meaning he will easily qualify for next week's Deutsche Bank Championship (top 100) but might have to sweat out making it to the BMW Championship in Denver (top 70).

Bob Harig | email

ESPN Senior Writer