Posted February 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Phil Mickelson hit one tree, threaded a shot through five trees and hit a drive that wound up in a spectator's shorts. He somehow managed a 1-under 70 on Saturday to share the lead with PGA champion Keegan Bradley in the Northern Trust Open. Bradley, inspired by a Riviera course that is one of his favorites, took only five putts over the final five holes, including a 10-footer for par on the last hole, for a 5-under 66 that assured him being in the final group. The par was meaningful because he wanted to play Sunday with Mickelson, a mentor to him. There's no telling what to expect in the final round. The phrase ''routine par'' was not part of Mickelson's vocabulary on a beautiful afternoon off Sunset Boulevard. Mickelson played one chip well past the hole on the par-3 sixth so it would roll off the bank some 25 feet behind the cup and roll back. He made a 12-footer for his par. The only disappointment was not taking advantage of enough birdie chance...
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