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Waste Management Phoenix Open 2013: Day 3 Leaderboard, Highlights and More

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 2: Keegan Bradley and Phil Mickelson walk down the fairway on the second hole during the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 2, 2013 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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Josh SchochAnalyst IIIFebruary 2, 2013

Phil Mickelson continued his stretch of dominance at the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open, shooting another 64 on Saturday to increase his lead to six strokes.

Lefty still controls the field. He's 24-under par and has been able to maintain the lead he built with an opening round of 60.

 

Day 3 Leaderboard

Position Player Total
1 Phil Mickelson -24
2 Brandt Snedeker
-18
T3 Padraig Harrington -16
T3 Ryan Moore
-16
5 Troy Matteson -15
T6 Brendan Steele
-14
T6 Bill Haas -14
T8 Scott Piercy
-13
T8 Brendon de Jonge -13
T8 Gary Woodland
-13
T8 Roberto Castro -13

For the full leaderboard, check out PGA.com.

 

Mickelson is leaving his early struggles behind him this year, as he tears it up at Scottsdale.

With another day well under par, Mickelson keeps increasing the ground between himself and the rest of the field.

It helps Mickelson that Bill Haas, who had entered the day in second place, struggled and finished with a score of 70, pushing him down to sixth place.

However, like with any relatively easy course, there were a few big gainers on Saturday.

Padraig Harrington had the best day of anyone, shooting 63 (8-under par) to jump from 20th to tie for third.

Brendan Steele and Scott Piercy also had huge days, both finishing at 65 (6-under par). Steele moved into a tie for sixth, Piercy a tie for eighth.

However, Mickelson's 64 (7-under par) stopped anyone except Harrington from making up any ground, and he'll enter Sunday with a six-stroke lead and a chance to finish the tournament at 30 strokes under par.

 

Highlights

*Clips courtesy of PGATour.com.

 

Bill Haas had a rough day, finishing at just 1-under par. However, he had a shining moment on No. 13 that helped him avoid finishing over par, as he shot a chip-in eagle.

 

Not to be outdone, Padraig Harrington had an eagle on No. 15, which was part of his 8-under-par day, which led the field.

 

This birdie by Mickelson helped propel him to his 64.

 

And, of course, what's the Waste Management Phoenix Open without a bit of caddy racing? This clip features two brothers who thrive on competition.

 

 

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