Mickelson Takes 4-Shot Lead Into Final Round at Ozarks National

Phil Mickelson Ozarks National
Phil Mickelson looks out from the first tee box during the second round of the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National on Aug 25, 2020 in Branson, Missouri. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson shot a second-round 64 and will enter Wednesday’s final round of the Schwab Cup Series at Ozarks National with a four-shot lead over Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic.

Mickelson finished his second day at the spectacular Ozarks National with a single bogey against eight birdies, highlighted by six gains over an eight-hole stretch (Nos. 5-12).

“Well, I really enjoy playing the golf course. I hit some good shots, made some good birdies, but I want to work on a couple of things,” said Mickelson, whose 125 total is the second-lowest 36-hole score in Tour history.

“I hit a couple of drives that I hung a little bit left that I want to work on. If I can drive it a little bit more aggressively, I think I can make a few more birdies and be hard to catch.”

Phil Mickelson Ozarks National
Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the second round of the Charles Schwab Series at Ozarks National on Aug 25, 2020 in Branson, Missouri. Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Pampling and Petrovic carded matching 65s and were T2 on 13-under par, one shot clear of Rocco Mediate (66), who was alone in fourth-place on 12 under.

One further back was K.J. Choi, who shot 66 to sit solo-fifth on 11-under par.

Top-5 Leaders

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Phil Mickelson -17 (-7)
2. Rod Pampling -13 (-6)
2. Tim Petrovic -13 (-6)
4. Rocco Mediate -12 (-5)
5. K.J. Choi -11 (-4)

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