February 19 2012
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. -- Phil Mickelson had a chance to add to his advantage on the seventh hole.
His 12-footer stubbornly refused to fall, though, so he remains 9 under and two ahead of Bill Haas, the defending FedExCup champion, and Jonathan Byrd.
Mickelson's playing partner, Keegan Bradley, found his putter more cooperative. He made a 7-footer for birdie that got him back to 1 over for the day and 6 under for the tournament.
Sergio Garcia moved a shot closer to the leaders when he drained a 49-foot birdie putt at the fourth hole. He’s 8 under for the day and 6 under for the tournament.