Been an intriguing tournament so far, and there was some great shot-making today, led by Phil Mickelson’s eagle-eagle-birdie run on 13, 14 and 15; the second eagle courtesy of a 140-yard chip shot.
That stunning five-shot turnaround propelled Mickelson ahead of second-round leader Lee Westwood. But the plucky Limey rallied and ended the round with a one-stroke lead at 12 under par. Tiger Woods, after a great start on opening day, looked to be on the verge of slipping out of contention with putting woes until he ran off a string of three birdies on 13, 14 and 18.
Going into the final round, Woods sits four strokes back. He’ll be paired tomorrow with South Korea’s K J Choi in the second-last group before Mickelson and Westwood tee off. Choi also sits at minus 8. And one stroke back of them is Fred Couples. At 50, the affable tour veteran is bidding to become the oldest champion in Masters history.
Has the potential to be a great final round, I think.