Phil Mickelson had to leave the golf course to play one of his shots at Torrey Pines, an early sign of the mass exodus Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

By closing with three straight bogeys on the easier North Course, Mickelson missed the cut.

At least he was in good company.

Jason Day, the defending champion and No. 2 player in the world, missed the cut for the first time in nearly eight months. Also leaving early was Rickie Fowler, the No. 4 player in the world who was riding high from his victory five days ago in Abu Dhabi.

Throw in Justin Rose (No. 7 in the world), and another gorgeous day along the Pacific bluffs felt like Black Friday.

Not losing sleep over the surprising departures were Gary Woodland and K.J. Choi, who shared the lead going into the weekend; and Dustin Johnson, who made a risky escape on the one wild tee shot he hit and wound up 1 shot behind.

Woodland powered his way to a 5-under 67 on the South Course, which he prefers because of his length and the left-to-right shape of his tee shots. Woodland reached two par 5s in two and was just off the green on two other par 5s. He made birdie on all of them to help atone for a few mistakes on the back nine. He had to make a 15-foot putt on the par-5 18th to be the first player to post at 9-under 135.

Choi was a mild surprise, having not won on the PGA Tour in nearly five years. The 45-year-old South Korean shot his 67 on the North Course.

“When I drive the ball in the fairway out here I’m having some short irons into par 4s, I’m having mid-irons into some of these par 5s,” Woodland said. “So when I drive the ball like I did today, good things are happening right now.”

Scott Brown had a 71 on the South to join Billy Horschel (70 on the South) and Martin Laird (68 on the North) at 7-under 137.

The cut was at 1-under 143.

LPGA Tour

Megan Khang shot a 5-under 68 in windy conditions for a share of the lead in the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic in Paradise Island, her first event as an LPGA Tour member.

The 18-year-old Khang eagled the par-5 fourth hole and had four birdies and a bogey to match England’s Charley Hull and Japan’s Haru Nomura at 8-under 138 at the Ocean Club. Khang, from Rockland, Mass., tied for sixth at Q-school in December to earn a tour card. Hull and Nomura each shot 70.

Defending champion Sei Young Kim was a stroke back along with Anna Nordqvist, 46-year-old Catriona Matthew and Min Seo Kwak. Kim shot 68, Nordqvist 69, Kwak 70, and Matthew 71.

Michelle Wie missed the cut by a stroke a day after being stung by a bee on the palm of her right hand. She followed her opening 76 with a 73.

European Tour

Paul Lawrie earned a 2-shot lead at a windy Doha Golf Club to close in on an unprecedented third Qatar Masters title.

The overnight leader started the third round with 13 straight pars before making his first birdie on the 14th hole, then picked up another shot on the par-5 18th to finish at 2-under-par 70.

He was on top of the leaderboard at 13 under, 2 ahead of Branden Grace, who had his chance to make history: The first player to successfully defend the title.

At 11 under overall with South Africa’s Branden Grace (68) was Denmark’s Thorbjorn Olesen (69).

Grace finished his bogey-free round with three successive birdies.

Asian Tour

Jordan Spieth slipped 5 shots off the lead at the Singapore Open when an electrical storm forced second-round play to be abandoned.

Spieth was lurking just 1 shot off the pace after his opening round at Sentosa Country Club, but suddenly found himself 5 strokes behind and tied for sixth place after Song Young-han of South Korea capitalized on his early start to beat the arrival of the foul weather and post an 8-under 63 to go to the clubhouse leading at 9 under.

Spieth, teeing off after lunchtime, completed just seven holes of his second round but failed to make up any ground on the new front-runner, remaining at 4 under after struggling with his putter.

While Spieth struggled to get any momentum going in the co-sanctioned Asian and Japan Tour event, Song made the most of the perfect early conditions to charge to the top of the leaderboard with seven birdies and an eagle.