Mickelson, Day among Farmers casualties
Phil Mickelson was among the casualties as a plethora of big names missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open on Friday.
The American floundered on the so-called easier north course, completing his round with three straight bogies to finish at one-over-par.
World number two and defending champion Jason Day was another who is heading home early, as is Rickie Fowler.
At the other end of the leaderboard, K.J. Choi is on target for a first PGA Tour win in five years after a round of 67 on the north course gave him a share of the lead with Gary Woodland, who also fired a 67, but on the south course.
Behind them Dustin Johnson is a shot back on eight-under, with joint overnight leader Scott Brown a further shot back.
Andrew Loupe, who shared the overnight lead with Brown, had a disastrous day, shooting a 75 on the south course to leave him six strokes behind the pace.
Leaderboard: -9 Woodland, Choi, -8 D Johnson, -7 Laird, Brown, Horschel, -6 Jacobson, Streelman, -6 Kim, Campbell, Holmes, Huh, Oppenheim
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Leona Maguire shoots day’s best to tie Lydia Ko in chasing LPGA’s largest prize
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Rory McIlroy edges ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in race to be European number one
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Lydia Ko firms lead for biggest prize in women’s golf history at LPGA finale
The 25-year-old turned a one-shot lead into a five-shot edge as she chased down the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.
Matt Fitzpatrick leading race to become European number one
Rory McIlroy gave the Yorkshireman something to think about with a late blitz.
Lydia Ko in the lead for largest prize in women’s golf history at LPGA finale
The 25-year-old finished seven-under 65 in her bid to win the two-million-dollar (£1.6million) prize.
Matt Fitzpatrick moves into pole position to become European number one
Fitzpatrick is now projected to finish top of the DP World Tour rankings for the first time.