Phil Mickelson Leads Heading Into the Final Round of the PGA Championship

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC — May 22, 2021

Phil Mickelson has a date with history on Sunday, expect him to keep it. The almost 51-year old golfer looks to become the oldest professional to win one of golf’s major championships. Don’t bet against him.

Phil is known for high stakes betting against fellow competitors during practice rounds, he knows what pressure is and how to handle it. He has won majors before and that experience is priceless during the high-profile setting of the tournament’s final day. Mickelson will shoot a solid round of golf, it will take a spectacular effort by anyone below him on the leaderboard to wrestle the Wanamaker Trophy out of Phil’s hands.

Phil Mickelson plays in front of the gallery of fans at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in the PGA Championship / Photo Courtesy of the PGA

Third Round Tightens Leaderboard

The PGA might already be carving Phil’s name on the silverware if it were not for a bobble on the back nine. After shooting 5 under for the first 10 holes, a bogey on 12 and a double on 13 keep the rest of the field in touch with the leader. Brooks Koepka had an up and down round and a bogey on the 18th kept him from sharing the 54-hole lead as he matched Mickelson’s round of 70.

Louis Oosthuizen sits in third after an even-par 72 dropped him out of the tie with Mickelson at the midway point on Friday. Bryson DeChambeau picked up another stroke on par with his round of 71 and sits tied for 7th at 2 under. Jordan Spieth tied for the best round of the day with a 68 to bring him back to even par, it will take a repeat of that performance to bring him into contention Sunday.

Highlights

Leaderboard

Position To Par Total
1 Phil Mickelson -7 70 69 70 209
2 Brooks Koepka -6 69 71 70 210
3 Louis Oosthuizen -5 71 68 72 211
4 Kevin Streelman -4 70 72 70 212
5 Christiaan Bezuidenhout -3 71 70 72 213
5 Branden Grace -3 70 71 72 213
7 Gary Woodland -2 70 72 72 214
7 Bryson DeChambeau -2 72 71 71 214
7 Joaquin Niemann -2 71 72 71 214
10 Corey Conners -1 67 75 73 215
10 Sungjae Im -1 70 72 73 215
10 Paul Casey -1 71 71 73 215
13 Harry Higgs E 72 71 73 216
13 Richy Werenski E 71 72 73 216
13 Charley Hoffman E 73 70 73 216
13 Jason Kokrak E 71 72 73 216
13 Matthew Fitzpatrick E 73 71 72 216
13 Keegan Bradley E 69 75 72 216
13 Patrick Cantlay E 73 73 70 216
13 Tony Finau E 74 72 70 216
13 Rickie Fowler E 71 76 69 216
13 Jordan Spieth E 73 75 68 216
23 Martin Laird 1 70 73 74 217
23 Hideki Matsuyama 1 73 68 76 217
23 Shane Lowry 1 73 71 73 217
23 Padraig Harrington 1 71 73 73 217
23 Will Zalatoris 1 71 74 72 217
23 Ian Poulter 1 74 70 73 217
23 Steve Stricker 1 76 71 70 217
23 Scottie Scheffler 1 72 74 71 217
23 Joel Dahmen 1 74 73 70 217
23 Billy Horschel 1 77 72 68 217
33 Cameron Smith 2 72 73 73 218
33 Carlos Ortiz 2 73 74 71 218
33 Patrick Reed 2 74 75 69 218
33 Ben Cook 2 72 77 69 218
33 Webb Simpson 2 75 74 69 218
38 Viktor Hovland 3 69 75 75 219
38 Daniel Van Tonder 3 75 70 74 219
38 Collin Morikawa 3 70 75 74 219
38 Tyrrell Hatton 3 71 75 73 219
38 Jon Rahm 3 72 75 72 219
38 Talor Gooch 3 71 78 70 219
38 Alex Noren 3 77 72 70 219
45 Lee Westwood 4 73 72 75 220
45 Justin Rose 4 72 75 73 220
45 Jason Scrivener 4 73 75 72 220
45 Robert MacIntyre 4 75 73 72 220
45 Harold Varner III 4 73 76 71 220
45 Aaron Wise 4 69 79 72 220
51 Tom Lewis 5 71 74 76 221
51 Rory McIlroy 5 75 72 74 221
51 Stewart Cink 5 71 76 74 221
51 Jason Day 5 74 75 72 221
51 Wyndham Clark 5 75 74 72 221
51 Denny McCarthy 5 73 76 72 221
51 Emiliano Grillo 5 77 72 72 221
58 Bubba Watson 6 72 73 77 222
58 Abraham Ancer 6 74 72 76 222
58 Jimmy Walker 6 73 74 75 222
58 Daniel Berger 6 79 69 74 222
58 Russell Henley 6 78 70 74 222
58 Dean Burmester 6 74 74 74 222
58 Matt Jones 6 73 75 74 222
58 Sam Horsfield 6 69 80 73 222
58 Danny Willett 6 77 71 74 222
58 Chan Kim 6 75 74 73 222
68 Matt Wallace 7 73 73 77 223
68 Robert Streb 7 77 72 74 223
68 Cameron Davis 7 69 78 76 223
68 Tom Hoge 7 74 75 74 223
72 Adam Hadwin 8 77 71 76 224
72 Brad Marek 8 73 73 78 224
72 Harris English 8 75 74 75 224
76 Henrik Stenson 9 73 76 76 225
72 Lucas Herbert 9 76 72 77 225
76 Byeong Hun An 9 73 75 77 225
79 Rasmus Hojgaard 10 71 76 79 226
79 Brendan Steele 10 75 74 77 226
76 Garrick Higgo 11 73 76 78 227
81 Brian Gay 12 77 71 80 228