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Justin Rose

Mickelson's round stalls, Kang's does not

The back nine didn't go according to plan for Phil Mickelson during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the par-3 14th hole at Monterey Peninsula served as the best illustration.

Mickelson's tee shot was a laser that covered the flag, and as it descended toward the green, Mickelson began talking to his golf ball.

"Drop! Drop!" he said.

And when it finally did, Mickelson asked a more pertinent question: "Why isn't anyone clapping?"

And then the realization set in.

"Did that go long?" he said.

Indeed, it was some 30 feet beyond the cup, and he had to settle for a two-putt par. It was like that...