It’s moving day. Scott McCarron started they day in 1st, but has since fallen to T3 after shooting only a -1/70 in round 3. Phil Mickelson on the other hand shot a lights out round. If you don’t understand what I mean by “lights out”, I mean a -9/62. He shot a bogey free round again and for the tournament he sandwiched an ugly Friday +1/72 between a -8/63 and a -9/62 for an overall score of -16. Phil scored 1 eagle, 7 birdies, and 10 pars for the round and has a 4 stroke lead over Andres Romero. He opened the round with his only eagle of the day on the par 5, 1st. The back 9 was about as good of a back 9 that one could ask for. Phil birdied 6 of the final 9 holes, including 4 of the last 5.
Romero started the day T10 and currently is alone in 2nd place. His scores look awefully similar to Phil’s with a medicore Friday at -1/70, and impressive Thursday/Saturday scores of -5/66 and -6/65. Romero had a little trouble saving par in round 2 making 3 bogeys, while his round 3 card had 7 birdies, 10 pars, and a single bogey. He birdied the last three holes in a row.
Sitting T3 is Freddy Couples, Rory Sabbatini, K.J. Choi, and Scott McCarron at -11. Mark Calcavecchia is putting together another nice tournament and is sitting T7 with Dustin Johnson and Steve Stricker at -10. J. B. Holmes and Luke Donald round out the top 10 at T10/-9. Calc had a great shot on the par 4, 8th from about 171 to stop a few feet from the cup. He went on to make birdie that was 1 of 7 on the day and also managed an eagle on the par 4, 10th.
Rory Sabbatini had an amazing pitch shot over a tree on the par 4, 10th that ended up about a foot from the hole. But I’m giving the shot of the day to Freddy Couples on the par 3, 14th. His tee shot just stuck inside 3 feet. Couples went on to make birdie, which was 1 of 7 on the round. Say what you want about Freddie being a jerk or whatever, but I just love his swing. It is just so effortless that some would call it “butter”.