Phil Mickelson is tied for third at the World Golf Championships in Mexico City following an interesting Saturday.
The legendary golfer kicked off the day with two birdies on the first four holes, finishing the front nine with a 2-under 33.
Things got a little more interesting on the back nine.
On the par-4 10th, Mickelson got a free drop when a fan picked up his ball after it hit a tree. He then saved par on the par-4 12th after landing in the brush.
“I came out this year playing pretty good and I entered this week, I was playing well, I was driving the ball well and I had an opportunity today to show by being in the last group all the hard work that I’ve put into it and how my game has really come around,” Mickelson told Brian Wacker of GolfDigest.com. “Then I had a complete meltdown and lost all focus of my game for a nine‑hole stretch there.”
Despite the day, Mickelson is in position to capture his first win since 2013.
“I know it’s not far away,” he said. “I’ll get it worked out. And I fought hard, showed a lot of heart trying to just stay in it, and it could be a lot worse.”
At the end of Round 3, Mickelson sits tied for third with Rory McIlroy.
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