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Mickelson has fans rocking at Phoenix Open

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Phil Mickelson at the Phoenix Open Phil Mickelson at the Phoenix Open

Phil Mickelson drew the loudest roars from the biggest crowd in golf history Saturday at the Phoenix Open, nearly acing the par-3 16th to set up a birdie on the rowdy stadium hole.

The third-round crowd estimated at 179,022 broke the tournament record of 173,210 set last year, also on a Saturday at fan-friendly TPC Scottsdale.

Mickelson birdied the final four holes and five of the last six for a 7-under 64 and a six-stroke lead over Brandt Snedeker.

The 42-year-old former Arizona State star has led after each round, opening with a 60 and shooting a 65 on Friday. He fell a stroke short of the tour record for the first 54 holes, and matched the tournament mark set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001.

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