Fifty-year-old Phil Mickelson clung to a one-stroke lead after Sunday’s [AEDT] third round of the PGA Championship as he tries to become golf’s oldest major winner.
The US left-hander built and squandered a five-stroke lead at windy Kiawah Island, but holed a clutch par putt from inside five feet at the 18th, the ball rolling around the cup rim, to stay in front.
Mickelson fired a two-under-par 70 to stand on seven-under-par 209 after 54 holes, one ahead of four-time major winner Brooks Koepka.
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“I’m playing better than the score is showing,” Mickelson said. “I was executing. Even though it slipped a couple times, it’s significantly better than it has been. I’m making progress.” With a victory, Mickelson would break the…