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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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Phil Mickelson hit a ball that went wide left of the green on the 15th tee during the third round of today's Northern Trust Open golf tournament. The ball bounced off a tree and into the crowd, but ended up in an unusual spot: inside a man's shorts.
The fan in the gallery was laying down on the ground at the time (for reasons yet unknown), which explains how the...
Phil Mickelson made the most out of his limited chances Friday to stay in the lead at the Northern Trust Open.
An errant tee shot by Phil Mickelson at the Northern Trust Open soared into the gallery and bounced up the shorts of one of the spectators.
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PACIFIC PALISADES (AP) — 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...