Lefty on the charge
Westwood finishes fast to share third place with McIlroy
Last Updated: September 9, 2012 7:11am
Phil Mickelson: a career-high 10 birdies in his 64
Phil Mickelson shot a third round 64 to move into a share of the lead alongside Vijay Singh at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in Indiana.
The Californian left-hander had a career-high 10 birdies in his course-record round, as he moved up 12 places to join the Fijian at the top of the leaderboard on 16-under par.
The pair are a shot clear of Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and Englishman Lee Westwood.
Third round leaderboard
US unless stated
-16 V Singh (Fij)
-16 P Mickelson
-15 R McIlroy (Nrl)
-15 L Westwood (Eng)
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Westwood posted a four-under 68 on Saturday, spurred by three birdies in his closing four holes, with PGA champion McIlroy signing for a 69.
Singh was never headed but had to settle for 69 and a share after making three bogeys and two birdies in his last five holes.
Mickelson started the day in a tie for 13th but shot the best round by two strokes. "It was a fun day," Mickelson said. "I got it going with the putter."
Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson and Robert Garrigus share fifth at 14-under, while Tiger Woods is in eighth at 13-under after a scratchy 71, while Zach Johnson, Graeme McDowell and Indiana native Bo Van Pelt are tied at 12-under.