“I’m excited about tomorrow’s round. Obviously I’m far enough back where nobody’s really paying any attention,” Mickelson said. “But if I can get off to a good start and shoot 3-, 4-, 5-under the front nine, that back nine has so much excitement and opportunity that I would love to play those final six holes with a chance.”
A three-time winner of this event, Lefty sits six off the lead through 54 holes, after carding seven birdies and one bogey on Saturday. It's a round he thinks he can and will need to best on Sunday if he wants to win at TPC Scottsdale for a fourth time.
“I played a really good round. I feel like my game is starting to come around,” Mickelson said. “There will be four or five scores of 63, 64, 65, around there. I just hope I’m one of them.”
Mickelson added that he’d have an eye on the Super Bowl tomorrow as well.
“I’m a little biased. I’m pulling for the Patriots because of a relationship with Tom Brady and how much I really like him,” Mickelson said. “I do think both defenses are really impressive and probably underrated. I think it’s going to be a very tight, fun game to watch.”