Paired with Lee Westwood, he lost his tee shot left on No. 6, a dogleg left. Mickelson took a drop out of a native area, but then saved par by holing a 50-yard pitch from behind the green.
When the ball disappeared, Westwood's caddie, Billy Foster, kneeled and bowed to Mickelson in joking homage as the gallery exploded into a roar.
"It could've really been bad," Mickelson said. "When that chip went in, it really propelled me to play the last 12 holes good."
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - Defending champion Yani Tseng roared into the lead at the Kraft Nabisco Championship with a third-round 66, moving 2 shots ahead of Stacy Lewis in the LPGA Tour's first major of the year.
The top-ranked Tseng showed a champion's confidence with her aggressive, powerful play at Mission Hills, shooting the round's low score to move to 12-under 204.
Lewis finished with a 71. Morgan Pressel (69) was 4 shots off the lead in third. Michelle Wie (69) was 6 strokes back, staying in the hunt for her first major title.
SAUCIER, Miss. - Tom Lehman broke the course record at Fallen Oak by shooting an 8-under 64, taking a 1-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Lehmen shot a 7-under on the back nine, including five birdies in a row.
Nearby Golf Mecca
The Ocean City, Md. area is much closer than Myrtle Beach and offers a wide range of courses to suit all players. Plus, read about clusters of courses in Utah and Mexico,in the Special Golf Section next Sunday in Travel.