Phil Mickelson is out some three-plus hours ahead of the final pairing of Martin Kaymer and Brendon Todd, 13 shots off the lead. The most interesting story at the start of the week has fizzled by the weekend, and Phil even admitting to grinding just to stay interested a bit on Friday as he continued to struggle up on the greens.
So he's almost certainly out of it, but that doesn't mean he won't be featured on the broadcast all weekend. And that's because of shots like this.
Many players might ask for relief, but Phil, just went ahead, stepped up, and sent it straight through the gap. He would tap in for par after that putt for the classic up-and-down. Here's hoping he keeps things interesting all day at Pinehurst No. 2.