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2013 U.S. Open: Phil Mickelson takes 54-hole lead at Merion Golf Club

A five-time runner-up at America's national championship, Phil Mickelson will enter Sunday's final round in pursuit of the white whale of his career with a one-shot lead.

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Tiger’s ‘toast,’ says Johnny Miller

Tiger Woods heads into Sunday’s finale at Merion 10 shots back of Phil Mickelson.

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Phil, Hunter Mahan anchor Sunday at Merion

For the second straight day, it will be Phil Mickelson in the final group as he attempts to capture the white whale of his career on Sunday.

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Mickelson leads through 3 rounds

After 54 holes of the U.S. Open, Phil Mickelson remains as the only player under par. He'll be in the final group on Sunday, playing for his first U.S. Open title.

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Tiger plays his way out of it

Tiger's chances at a 15th major are wiped away after his highest professional round at a U.S. Open.

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Mickelson denied

Phil Mickelson came really close to chipping in for birdie, but the stick wasn't having it.

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Tiger's struggles extend to short par-3 13th

With the leaders midway through their third round on Saturday, a third of the field had feasted on the 98-yard par-3 13th hole. Tiger Woods was not one of them.

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NBC breaks out Tiger troll cam

Where's Tiger? Oh...

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Ian Poulter finds the street

Hitting a golf ball into the street never ends up well. Ian Poulter found out the hard way on Saturday.

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Lead at 2-under, Mickelson 1 back

Play is starting to pick up at the U.S. Open as the lead has moved to 2-under.

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Pick up the pace, pleads the Twitter-verse

The putting surfaces at Merion may be stimped faster than the ice the Bruins and Blackhawks are doing Stanley Cup battle on, but the guys on the greens seem to be stuck in mud.

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Schwartzel leads, Tiger struggling at U.S. Open

Charl Schwartzel is the latest player to grab a share of the lead at the U.S. Open while Tiger Woods is playing his way out of contention.

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Billy Horschel is stuck

Bounce, Billy.

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Donald, Senden lead at 1-under

Luke Donald and John Senden are currently atop the U.S. Open leaderboard with a lot of notable names still in contention.

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Tiger going backwards

On what was supposed to be a potential moving day, the No.1 player in the world is tumbling downwards thanks to his short game.

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Mickelson drops out of the lead, Woods 5 back

It's been rough going for the leaders early on at Merion as Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are over par on the day.

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Sergio posts 10 on par-4 15th

Sergio Garcia is 18-over par on the 15th hole at Merion after three rounds of the U.S. Open.

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Tiger, Phil begin their 3rd rounds

The lead groups are now on the course, but the leaderboard remains relatively unchanged as no player has made a significant run yet.

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Johnny Miller attracted to Merion's wicker baskets

Getting touchy-feely with Merion's unique pin markers.

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3rd round underway

The third round of the U.S. Open has begun and the early groups are making their way around Merion.

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"Fried Chicken" heckle rains down on Sergio

Sergio is hearing it from the Philly fans early on Saturday.

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Is the U.S. Open unfair?

Is Merion unfair? Is every U.S. Open unfair? And did the USGA manipulate the course to punish golfers?

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Tee times, pairings for 3rd round

After two days of playing catch-up, the field is now cut down for Saturday afternoon's third round, where Tiger and Rory will play together for the third straight day.

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Cut line settling at 8-over

It's a true U.S. Open test when the cut is made at 8-over.

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Who is Billy Horschel?

There is an unfamiliar name at the top of the U.S. Open leaderboard, but those who've followed the PGA Tour this season aren't surprised to see Billy Horschel playing well.

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Poulter drops 2 shots, only 2 remain in red

It appears Billy Horschel and Phil Mickelson's lead of 1-under is firmly safe with Saturday's group of restart players only dropping shots instead of moving up the leaderboad.

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Tiger plays coy about his elbow injury

Tiger’s in the hunt, but will a nagging elbow injury slow him down?

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Saturday's TV schedule for 2013 U.S. Open

The 2013 U.S. Open heads to the weekend and it will be another long day on Saturday. Viewers will be able to watch more than seven hours of coverage live.

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Mickelson favored heading into Saturday

Mickelson holds a first-place tie with Billy Horschel, and is favored to win it all heading into Saturday, when some golfers will finish their second round and everyone will get started on their third.

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Great weather Saturday at Merion

Saturday is going to be very nice out at Merion Golf Club for round three of the U.S. Open, but the final round on Sunday could see storms late in the day.

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Notable names near the cut line at Merion

The second round resumes at 7:15 a.m. ET on Saturday and more than a few notable players will begin the day on the cut line.

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How to watch the 3rd round online

The U.S. Open heads to the weekend and streaming options will increase with more than seven hours of live golf available via the Internet on Saturday.

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Restart set for 7:15 am, can Poulter join leaders?

Slowly but surely, the USGA is catching up to the original schedule with an early Saturday morning restart of the second round followed shortly by a re-paired field heading out for their third loop around a brutal Merion layout.

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Phil, Horschel share clubhouse lead

The East Course at Merion was the story on Friday, punishing a field that's left with just two players under par.

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Cut line projected at 8-over

Bubba Watson will be among the players watching the cut line on Saturday morning, when the second round concludes.

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