Phil Mickelson leads Brooks Koepka by one after third round of PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson held on to his lead at the PGA Championship despite struggling on the back nine.

Phil Mickelson held on to his lead at the PGA Championship despite struggling on the back nine.

Mickelson, 50, shot a 70 on Saturday and was at 7-under 209 for the tournament. He’ll carry a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka as he tries for his sixth career major and second PGA title and to be the first winner of a major at age 50.

Mickelson made a 5-foot for par on the closing hole to keep his lead through 54 holes.

Koepka had tied Mickelson for the lead with a birdie on the 16th. But he missed a short putt on the difficult 18th hole to move back down.

Louis Oosthuizen, who began the round tied with Mickelson, was in third at 5 under after a 72.

Kevin Streelman finished with a 70 and is in fourth at 4 under.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Associated Press

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