Skip to main content

Mickelson ties Singh for lead at BMW Championship

September 8, 2012 -- Updated 2351 GMT (0751 HKT)
Phil Mickelson's round of 64 at Crooked Stick on Saturday earned him a tie for the lead with Vijay Singh
Phil Mickelson's round of 64 at Crooked Stick on Saturday earned him a tie for the lead with Vijay Singh
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A third round 64 leaves Phil Mickelson tied for lead at BMW Championship after three rounds
  • American joins 36-hole leader Vijay Singh at top on 16-under par
  • Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy tied for second; Tiger Woods lying eighth after third round 71

(CNN) -- Phil Mickelson produced a eight-under par round of 64 to storm to the top of the leaderboard at the BMW Championship on Saturday.

The American fired 10 birdies and two bogeys in a thrilling third-round display at Crooked Stick Golf Club, Indiana to finish tied with overnight leader Vijay Singh on 16-under par.

"It was a fun day. I got it going with the putter," Mickelson said, PGATour.com reported.

Singh had a mixed round of 69 on Saturday which included seven birdies and four dropped shots.

Is Olazabal ready for Ryder Cup?

England's Lee Westwood carded a 68 to leave him in a tie for second on 15-under par along with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy who also shot a 68, thanks to a birdie at the 18th.

What can Ryder Cup golfers expect?

A tightly-packed leaderboard sees Australia's Adam Scott (66), American's Dustin Johnson (67) and Robert Garrigus (66) a shot further back while Tiger Woods is 13-under par after a completing a one-under par round of 71.

America's Zach Johnson and Bo Van Pelt are on 12-under par along with Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who finished runner-up to Rory McIlroy at last weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship, is currently in a tie for 12th on 11-under par along with a clutch of players including England's Ian Poulter and Ireland's Padraig Harrington.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
September 12, 2014 -- Updated 1251 GMT (2051 HKT)
It's a big dilemma: Be with your wife for the birth of your first child, or stay at work and try to earn $11 million. For Billy Horschel, it's a no-brainer.
September 12, 2014 -- Updated 1140 GMT (1940 HKT)
She's just 19 but Hyo Joo Kim is already showing she's ready for the big time after recording the lowest ever round at a major championship.
September 10, 2014 -- Updated 1706 GMT (0106 HKT)
Masters champion Bubba Watson says winning the $10 million FedEx Cup jackpot would bring forward his retirement from the game.
September 12, 2014 -- Updated 1131 GMT (1931 HKT)
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the 14th green during the third round of The Evian Championship at the Evian Resort Golf Club on September 15, 2013 in Evian-les-Bains, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
The world's top women golfers will be chasing a $3.25 million prize purse at one of the most stunning courses on the LPGA Tour.
September 3, 2014 -- Updated 1219 GMT (2019 HKT)
Tom Watson selects Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as his wildcard picks for the Ryder Cup contest with Europe.
September 2, 2014 -- Updated 1352 GMT (2152 HKT)
Ian Poulter kept Europe clinging on in their Ryder Cup battle with the United States in Chicago.
Ian Poulter, who has constantly haunted the U.S. in Ryder Cup golf, is back after being chosen as a wildcard by European captain Paul McGinley.
August 25, 2014 -- Updated 1540 GMT (2340 HKT)
Tiger Woods has split with his longtime coach Sean Foley after not winning a major during their four-year tenure.
August 11, 2014 -- Updated 1105 GMT (1905 HKT)
Success just keeps on coming for Rory McIlroy, but the world No. 1 is already targeting more titles following his second PGA Championship win.
August 8, 2014 -- Updated 1424 GMT (2224 HKT)
From Seve's "spine-shivering" moment to Jack Nicklaus' "perfect explosion," David Cannon has captured many of golf's defining images.
August 7, 2014 -- Updated 1320 GMT (2120 HKT)
They came home as casualties of war -- physically shattered and mentally broken. But golf is proving to be an unlikely salvation for U.S. veterans.
August 5, 2014 -- Updated 1231 GMT (2031 HKT)
You are the one hitting the shots, but the man standing over your shoulder could hold the key to your golfing destiny.
July 21, 2014 -- Updated 1227 GMT (2027 HKT)
PINEHURST, NC - JUNE 10: Rory McIlroy (R) of Northern Ireland talks with his dad Gerry McIlroy (L) during a practice round prior to the start of the 114th U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 on June 10, 2014 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
He has been there for all three of his son's major wins, but the latest triumph may well have been the sweetest yet for Rory McIlroy's father.
ADVERTISEMENT