Golf: Phil Mickelson chasing history in Phoenix
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (AFP) - Golfer Phil Mickelson birdied the last four holes to fire a seven-under 64 on Saturday, grabbing a six-stroke lead at the the Phoenix Open with the second-lowest 54-hole score in US PGA Tour history.
Mickelson, who flirted with a 59 before settling for a first-round 60 and carded a second-round 65 that was marred by a double bogey at 18, had no late lapse in Saturday's third round of the US$6.2 million (S$7.68 million) event.
After two birdies on the front nine, he added another at the 13th, then stormed in with four birdies, one by going up and down at the par-5 15th and another on the stadium-like par-3 16th with a tee shot less than three feet from the cup.
If Mickelson can fire another 64 or lower at TPC Scottsdale, he will break the record for the lowest 72-hole score in PGA history, the 26-under par 254 by Tommy Armour III at the 2003 Texas Open.