Phil Mickelson eagles No. 10, now tied for U.S. Open lead

Andrew Redington

Phil Mickelson jumped back to the top of the leaderboard with an unlikely eagle, and he's now tied with Justin Rose for the lead.

The final round was not going well for Phil Mickelson, but that changed on No. 10 when he holed his approach shot from 76 yards for a surprising eagle. The shot vaulted him back into a tie for the lead with Justin Rose.

Prior to holing out, Mickelson had been unable to catch a break. He lipped out three puts through his first nine holes, with at least two more just missing off the edge. He took the putter out of the equation on No. 10, landing his approach shot out of the rough a few feet from the hole and celebrating after it rolled in.


While Mickelson ignited the crowd with his eagle, Rose moved back into the red shortly after with a birdie on No. 13. He was unable to keep the lead long, however, as a bogey at No. 14 dropped him back to even. Rose played the final five holes at 6-over through the first three rounds.

Hunter Mahan is quietly one stroke back as he continues to make pars. Mahan is 1-over on the day with the only blemish on his round a bogey at No. 6. He recovered well and has made five straight pars since.

Here is a quick look at the top of the leaderboard.

Player Score Thru
Justin Rose E 14
Phil Mickelson E 12
Hunter Mahan +1 12
Jason Day +2 14
Steve Stricker +4 13
Jason Dufner +5 F
Ernie Els +5 F
Billy Horschel +5 14
Rickie Fowler +5 15
Luke Donald +5 13
Charl Schwartzel +6 13
Lee Westwood +9 F
Brandt Snedeker +10 F
Ian Poulter +10 17

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