Phil struggles at No. 3

Saturday, August 15, 2009

CHASKA, Minn. – You can’t say that Phil Mickelson isn’t a man of his word. It was Wednesday when he said, “No. 3 is probably my least favorite hole on the course . . . “

As if to prove his point, he went and bogeyed it for a second straight day, one of many hiccups in a third-round 76 that dropped him even further down the leaderboard.

Mickelson also bogeyed the par-5 seventh and par-5 11th and for three days has hardly shined on the longer holes, going just 1 under. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.