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Lefty's set to Nick in.

Byline: Callum Robb

Phil Mickelson birdied the 18th yesterday to remind leader Nick Taylor he's gunning for glory.

The 49-year-old home hero dazzled in front of packed galleries with a fiveunder 67 at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Defending champ Lefty is one behind Taylor who fired a 69 for 17-under 198.

Australian Jason Day slipped back to three off the pace after a 70 and it looks like a final-day shootout between the trio.

Taylor was three under on the front nine with the help of an eagle three at the seventh but came back in over to give his rivals hope.

Scotland's Russell Knox followed his second-round 65 with a sorry 76 to miss the cut by three on level par. He needed to eagle the last but bogeyed it instead.

Meanwhile, Australia's Min Woo Lee will take a three-shot lead into the final day of the ISPS Handa Vic Open after carding a classy 68.

The 21-year-old played a fine round in high winds at the Beach Course Club with a closing eagle seeing him move to 15 under.

He holds a cushion over fellow Aussies Marcus Fraser (69) and Travis Smyth (72) in second.

Min Woo said: "It was probably one of the best rounds I've ever played regardless of the score.

"There were a couple of bad shots but that happens in 50km winds so I'm pretty happy and should be proud of the way I played.

"I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. It's nice when you're playing some pretty good golf."

Robbie Morrison was the only Scot to make the cut, qualifying for the weekend on five under.

The 23-year-old is now based in Australia but had a dismal time yesterday, carding an 83 to drop way back to six over.

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Author:Callum Robb
Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Feb 9, 2020
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