"I didn't strike it very well but I putted phenomenal to stay in it", Mickelson said.
The Houston victor will earn the last spot in the Masters, if not already exempt, and Hossler is among those dreaming of a late ticket to the year's first major. The victor on Sunday will join them, if not previously exempt. Steve Stricker posts a second-round 75, moving from the top 10 to missing the cut by a shot at 2 under. "So at this point anything else is icing on the cake".
The pair are two shots clear of the remainder of the field but 21 players are within five shots and will still fancy their chances of mounting a title challenge on Sunday.
Flawless scoring conditions prevailed as the women's major season started with low scores with more than half the field shooting par or better at Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage.
"I played well, kept the ball in play and made a few long putts".
But South Korean Ryu So-yeon, who beat Thompson past year, started poorly with a 75 that did not include a single birdie. Of course, several other players in contention, including Hossler, would love to earn that shot at the green jacket for themselves. Fowler hooked his drive into the water hazard then three-putted from inside six feet for a triple-bogey 6.
Phil Mickelson shot 30 on the front nine and was one off the lead until a double bogey on the 14th hole when it took him two shots to get out of a bunker.
Chalmers had eight birdies - five in the first eight holes - before a bogey at the 17th. She has 27 screws holding her face in place.
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