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September 9 2012

5:30 PM

Phil, Vijay with 54-hole leads

CARMEL, Ind. – Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have held their fair share of 54-hole leads throughout their Hall of Fame careers, and they go into Sunday’s round at the BMW Championship tied for the lead at 16 under.

In fact, Sunday’s pairing will be the first time in at least 35 years that two current Hall of Famers have played together in the final group in the final round on the PGA TOUR.

A few more notes about the Singh-Mickelson pairing:

PHIL MICKELSON

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Mickelson
> This is the 32nd time in Mickelson’s career that he has held or shared the lead after 54 holes. In the previous 31 times, he has gone on to win 21 times (he’s 3 of 4 in majors).

> Only one time in Mickelson’s career has he failed to finish inside the top four when holding a 54-hole lead. He tied for eighth at the 1993 Northern Telecom Open after shooting a final-round 75.

> Mickelson’s stroke average in the final round when holding the 54-hole lead is 69.63.

VIJAY SINGH

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Singh
> This is also the 32nd time in Singh’s career that he has held or shared the lead after 54 holes. In the previous 31 times, he has gone on to win 18 times (he’s 3 of 3 in majors).

> Singh won 11 consecutive events from 2002-04 when holding at least a share of the 54-hole lead.

> Singh has never finished lower than a tie for fifth when holding or sharing a 54-hole lead.

> Singh’s stroke average in the final round with the 54-hole lead is 69.81.

Mickelson and Singh tee off at 1:45 p.m. ET. Click here to follow their pairing on Shot Tracker

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