AUGUSTA, Ga. -- He owns 31 PGA Tour tournament championships and ranks second in the world. His credentials include three major titles, including two of the past four Masters. His performance chart this year shows a victory in Los Angeles and a near-miss in Phoenix.
Yet, Phil Mickelson - like all the others - comes to the 72nd Masters reduced to almost an afterthought.
The Masters Today through Sunday, Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club Today's TV: ESPN, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., 8 p.m.-11 p.m.