The five-time major winner produced some stunning golf on Saturday at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course before dropping some late shots to finish on seven-under and atop the leaderboard of the major with a one-shot lead.
But his competitors aren’t far behind. Two-time winner Brooks Koepka was slow and steady in his movement up to just a shot behind Mickelson.
Heading into the final day of the PGA Championship, it looks to be a nervy one with numerous big names in contention, with 2010 Open winner Louis Oosthuizen just a shot behind Koepka.
Hot start, sloppy finish
Playing in the final pairing of the day with South African Oosthuizen, Mickelson started like a house on fire.
His driving was accurate and his short game was deadly as ever; a fearful combination for any of his competitors.
In his opening 10 holes of his third round, Mickelson – adorned head to toe in black – collected five birdies, at one point, racing into a five-shot advantage.
However, as the round progresse