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2012 Masters: Breaking Down 3rd Round for Phil Mickelson
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Being a fan of Phil Mickelson has its ups and its downs, much like the game of the man we admire.

On Thursday, we watched as Phil slapped it around the course, even making a triple bogey on a hole with no water.

On Friday, we watched as he played much better, scoring a 68 to get himself to two-under for the tournament.

Saturday, we were treated to vintage Phil Mickelson. He played an excellent round on the difficult Augusta National course to finish the day at eight-under for the tournament, one off the lead held by Peter Hanson.

How did he do it? What went right and how did Phil get out of trouble when he found it?

Let's have a look.

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