Five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson will take a slender lead into the final round of the PGA Championship, while South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen remains in contention.
The pair started moving day together in Kiawah Island but it was the American, who looked more determined from the start.
Oosthuizen fought hard and valiantly over his third round to sign off with an even-par 72 that saw him remain on five under par for the week.
Mickelson, however, made early moves with four birdies on the front nine. Looking to open up a noticeable gap the top of the leaderboard, the former PGA Championship winner struggled a bit after the turn with a bogey and double bogey.
The 50-year-old did enough to go two under for his round and will start Sunday’s action on seven under par. Should he bag his sixth Major crown, Mickelson will also become the oldest player ever to win a Major.
Two-time champion Brooks Koepka, though, is only one shot behind after a third-round 70. Koepka’s putting wasn’t quite up to the standard but he is perfectly poised to challenge for another victory in the final round.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Branden Grace remained even for their respective third rounds and are four shots off the pace after Saturday.
They will have an outside chance of victory when they tee off in T5 on Sunday.