Phil Mickelson settled for a 1-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship and missed out on a playoff with David Lynn and Derek Ernst by a stroke at 7-under 281.
Mickelson was one clear with three to play, but dropped into a tie for the lead with a bogey at the par-4 16th and then fell out of the lead entirely with another bogey on 17. Needing a birdie on the long par-4 18th to join the playoff, he hit his approach just over the green but couldn't chip in. This goes down as another close call for Lefty at Quail Hollow. He now heads to TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS.