facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mickelson keeps up torrid pace in Phoenix

Feb. 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM   |   Comments

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson fired a 7-under-par 64 Saturday, extending his torrid run at the Phoenix Open by forging a six-stroke lead at 24-under-par 189 after 54 holes.

Mickelson knocked in birdies on five of the last six holes at TPC Scottsdale, ending the day with the second-lowest 54-hole total in PGA Tour history.

He also matched Mark Calcavecchia's 2001 tournament record with the effort, which came after he barely missed carding a 60 in Thursday's first round.

Mickelson is seeking his third Phoenix Open title and 41st win of his career.

Ending the day in second place at minus-18 was Brandt Snedeker, who registered a 6-under 65.

Padraig Harrington fired a 63 to grab a share of third place at 16-under-par 197 with Ryan Moore (65).

One shot further back was Troy Matteson (66), while Brendan Steele (65) and Bill Haas (70) each finished at 14-under 199.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play Vikings exempt Adrian Peterson until child abuse allegations resolved, not suspended but can't play
2
Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat' Arkansas State player fakes death on-field to distract defense, play called 'fainting goat'
3
NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension NFL Players Association appeals Ray Rice's indefinite suspension
4
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls on Vikings to suspend Adrian Peterson indefinitely
5
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback