Phil Mickelson Off To Roaring Start In Third Round At PGA Championship

A closeup of Phil Mickelson.

A closeup of Phil Mickelson.

The third round of the PGA Championship kicked off on Saturday morning with a familiar face at the top of the leaderboard.

Phil Mickelson played a tremendous round on Friday afternoon, carding a three-under, 69. After a two-under, 70 in the first round, Mickelson found himself at five-under for the tournament.

That was good enough to enter the third round tied for the lead with South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen. Well, just a few holes into the round on Saturday afternoon and Mickelson is no longer tied for the lead.

That’s because he holds the lead all to himself. Mickelson found two early birdies in his third round, while Oosthuizen sits at one-over for the day.

That gave Mickelson a three-shot lead over the South African star and four-time major champion Brooks Koepka – who both sit a four-under par for the tournament.

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The second men’s major of 2021 and the fourth of six during the PGA Tour’s 2020-21 Super Season is the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.

Collin Morikawa comes in as the defending champ. He won the PGA last August at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

Rory McIlroy won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah, his second major in all and the first of his two PGAs. He won by eight strokes at Kiawah and his final-round 66 matched the tournament’s low score in the final round. He also broke Jack Nicklaus’ 32-year-old record for largest victory margin at the PGA.

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