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After watching Rory McIlroy slowly catch up to him yesterday, is Phil Mickelson ready to take the Wells Fargo Championship? Five time major winner Phil Mickelson burned up the course with a red hot 63 and nine under par to jump to the 3rd spot before today’s final round. He missed the course record by one shot (62) set by Rory McIlroy in 2010 and Brendon de Jong on Friday. If he continues this play today, this would be his first win for 2014.
Phil was leading at the end of his round only to be left in third after JB Holmes took the lead surpasing Marin Flores on the last hole.
“I don’t think I’ll be leading at the end of the day because I think there are some birdies out there,” Mickelson said. “But just to be in contention, and to have a chance at a golf course that I’ve become so close to over the years, I’m excited about tomorrow’s round.”(read more here)
The last time Mickelson has had a start that was worse than this season was in 2003 when he went winless on the PGA tour. His back injury and oblique strain has caused most of the bad play that has occurred up to this point and seems to be under control given the score he just posted. Hopefully this will lead to a heated contention for today’s final round to boost the golf viewing numbers on TV from the lack of Tiger Woods aura surrounding all of the camera shots of late. Mickelson has it in him, but can he finish it off today? No disrespect to the current leaders JB Holmes and Martin Flores, but a final with Mickelson, Justin Rose, and Rory McIlroy would sure be fun to watch for the last 9 holes today!