The Latest: Mickelson starts with par, leaders tee off soon
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the third round of the Masters (all times local):
Three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson began his third round with a par on No. 1.
The 48-year-old Mickelson started Saturday three shots behind the leaders on a crowded leaderboard that includes a five-way tie for first place.
Several other big names are scheduled to begin their third round within the next hour, including Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Brooks Koepka.
Patrick Cantlay was one of the big movers so far during the third round. He was 7-under for the day through 15 holes which put him two shots behind the leaders.
Jordan Spieth had an encouraging start to his third round after a birdie on No. 1.
Those good feelings didn’t last long. He sent his tee shot on No. 2 way to the right and into the trees, setting off a tough chain of shots that eventually resulted in a double bogey.
He recovered with a birdie on No. 3, but the inconsistent play has kept him away from the top of the leaderboard.
Spieth, the 2015 Masters Champion, is at even-par for the tournament, seven shots behind the leaders.
Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen are in a five-way tie for the lead. They are all scheduled to tee off Saturday between 2:25 and 2:45 p.m.
Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Justin Harding and Xander Schauffele are all one shot back.
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