MEXICO CITY – Phil Mickelson is a fan favorite wherever he plays, but this week at the WGC-Mexico Championship the crowds have embraced Lefty in some entirely new ways.
During Saturday’s third round, a fan hoisted a sign of a man dressed in a yellow and red bumblebee costume with Mickelson’s face.
“I think in a previous life I was a bumblebee and so I'm pulling it off better than most would, but that's probably not my best look,” Mickelson smiled.
On Day 3, Mickelson gave the crowds at Chapultepec Golf Club plenty to cheer about, playing his first three holes in 2 under par and posting a bogey-free 65 to move into a tie for second place.
But then consistency is becoming something of a staple for Mickelson, who has finished inside the top 10 in his last three starts and has made just one bogey the last two days.
“Certainly in the early-2000s when I was playing some of my best I was doing that, but I'm finally starting to get it back,” said Mickelson, who will begin the final round two strokes off the lead. “It's been a while since that happened but my game is back on plane, it's starting to feel easy, I'm not making mistakes – I'm not making too many big mistakes.”