Gore shines at Riviera

Jason Gore (Hart High) shot a 4-under 67 in the final round. He’s currently tied for fifth. He said while he’s driving back to his home in Valencia, he’s hoping his name will move up the leaderboard even more.

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Mickelson with the lead…

Phil Mickelson has a one-shot lead in the Northern Trust Open and tees off at 10:20 a.m. Of the 25 times Mickelson has had the outright lead after 54 holes, Mickelson has won 18 times. That’s impressive, although one of those times he failed to win was last year at Riviera Country Club.

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Phil is your leader

Phil Mickelson has a one-shot lead after firing a 1-under 70 Saturday at Riviera. Mickelson had a four-shot lead when the round started, but Jeff Quinney’s 4-under 67 put him one shot back. Mickelson and Quinney played in the final group Saturday and will play in the final group today, along with John Rollins.

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Two-shot swing

Jeff Quinney bungled the 11th hole at Riviera Country Club with a bogey and Phil Mickelson birdied. Mickelson is at 12-under and has a two-shot lead. We’ll have to ask Quinney what happened, but he was 81 feet below the hole, then pulled a Joe Citizen golfer shot and cranked it 88 feet above the hole. Then he chipped it and left it 28 feet short as the ball didn’t get over the ridge.

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CBS is commercial happy

CBS’ coverage of the Northern Trust Open started at noon, but CBS didn’t show its first live shot until 12:16 p.m. Jeff Quinney aced the par-3 sixth hole about five minutes before noon, but it took CBS more than 15 minutes to show tape of it.

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Phil’s lead down to one

Wow. That was quick. Phil Mickelson – who started the day with a four-shot lead – has just a one-shot lead after four holes. He parred the first three holes and bogeyed the fourth. John Rollins is on a roll and has birdied the first, fourth and sixth holes to move to 8-under. Phil is 9-under for the tournament.

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Staying pat

Phil Mickelson has started the day with two pars. He had a four-shot lead after 36 holes, but it’s already been cut to three strokes. Jeff Quinney birdied the first hole. Mickelson is playing with Quinney and Robert Allenby.

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