Anirban Lahiri dropped two shots on the front nine and missed the cut by one at the end of the third round of the Desert Classic.
Lahiri, who was Tied-21st, shot one-over 73 with two birdies and three bogeys and exited from the tournament. It was a bit of an anti-climax after the second round of 65.
The 48-year-old Phil Mickelson made three long birdie putts on the back nine and carded a bogey-free 66 on the Stadium Course at PGA West to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Desert Classic.
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He shot 60 on the first day at La Quinta Country Club and 68 on Friday on PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament Course in second round.
Adam Hadwin was second after a 65 on the Nicklaus layout. The Canadian has three straight top-six finishes in the event.
Adam Long was third at 19 under after a 63 at La Quinta and Steve Marino had a 67 on the Nicklaus layout to get to 18 under. Defending champion Jon Rahm was tied for seventh at 16 under after a 68 at the Stadium. Defending FedExCup champion Justin Rose was tied for 29th at 12 under after his third straight 68.
First Published: Jan 20, 2019 19:29 IST