February 3 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- You've got to love it.
First, Phil Mickelson holes an improbable 57-footer at the par-3 third hole. The ball had to track over the fringe, then banked off the first cut and steered back onto the green before finding the cup. When the ball dropped, Mickelson pumped both arms in the air in celebration.
Snedeker had a much more makeable 11-footer for birdie. The man who led the TOUR in strokes-gained putting last year did what he does best -- and a smiling Mickelson walked up to give him a fist bump and a pat on the posterior.
The lead remains four strokes -- Mickelson is 25 under while Snedeker is at 21.