Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mickelson Electrifies Masters Third Round

Phil Mickelson has electrified the third round of the Masters, making consecutive back-nine eagles to wipe out a five-shot deficit and pull into a tie for the lead with Lee Westwood as play continues.

Westwood was five ahead of Mickelson at 12-under par but suddenly Mickelson made an eagle at the par-5 13th hole then hit the most dramatic shot of the tournament, holding a 139-yard approach from the fairway for a deuce at No. 14.

Seconds later, Westwood bogeyed the dangerous par-3 12th and the two were tied for the lead at 11-under par.

They were five clear of the rest of the field. Inconsistent Tiger Woods was tied with Fred Couples and K.J. Choi at 6-under par midway through the back nine on Saturday afternoon.