INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) -- Phil Mickelson broke out of his slump
with an 8-under 64 at the Scottish Open on Friday, leaving him five
shots off the second-round lead shared by Alexander Noren and
Noren's second straight round of 66 to move to 12 under
alongside Molinari, who couldn't match his blistering 62 on
Thursday but managed a 70.
Mickelson charged up the leaderboard in an overcast but largely
wind-free round at the Castle Stuart links.
The three-time Masters champion broke par for the first time
since May. He had an eagle and six birdies, putting him in a strong
position for the weekend.