AT&T: Mickelson shoots 66, leads by two
Phil Mickelson continued his hot play, shooting a bogey-free 6-under par 66 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to take sole possession of the lead, two strokes ahead of Japan's Hiroshi Iwata.
"It's pretty much there," Mickelson said of his game. "The last piece is mentally performing under the clutch. But I'm very pleased with the way I'm striking the ball, the way I'm chipping, putting, all that stuff, the way it's coming together. Now it's just a matter of being in contention a few times."
South Korean Sung Kang, who shot an 11-under par 60 in the second round, followed with a 2-under 70 at Pebble Beach to move to 13-under and is tied for third place with Freddie Jacobson, three shots off the lead.
Reigning PGA Championship winner Jason Day continued to climb up the leaderboard, shooting a four-under 68 at Pebble Beach. He is tied for eighth at 10-under.
Jordan Spieth, meanwhile, continued to struggle, shooting a two-over 74 at Pebble Beach. He sits tied for 54th at one-under.
Among those missing the cut were Vijay Singh, Ian Poulter and Steve Stricker.