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Mickelson and Bradley share the lead going into the final round at the Northern Trust Open

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Phil “The Thrill” was back for the third round after his steady play during the first two rounds. He heads into the final round at the Northern Trust Open tied for the lead with Keegan Bradley.

Mickelson hit shots through multiple eucalyptus trees, got up and down after hitting a ball off a Bottle Brush and had one of his drives land in a spectator’s shorts on the 15th hole.

While many players would be disheartened with the type of round Mickelson had, he said he was pleased with how the round turned out.

“This was a great round for me because I did not play well, and I shot 1-under par and I’m atop the leaderboard,” Mickelson said. “Usually when I win, I’ll have two good rounds and I’ll have two rounds that aren’t so great that I’ve got to keep somewhere in it to give myself a chance.”

Mickelson will need to have a good round on Sunday if he wants to win as 12 players are within four strokes of the lead.

Keegan Bradley tied with Bryce Molder and Aaron Baddeley for low round of the day at 5-under to jump into a share of the lead. Bradley only needed five putts the last five holes, making a 10-footer for par on the 18th hole to stay tied for the lead.

Bryce Molder was even hotter on the greens, one-putting the final eight holes to move into second place, one back with Pat Perez and Jonathan Byrd. Byrd also had his short game going, finishing with a total of 21 putts while only hitting six greens in regulation. Perez, on the other hand, struggled on the greens, three-putting from 10 feet on the third hole and four-putting from 60 feet on the fourth green.

Dustin Johnson had an opportunity to play in the final group before bogeying the 16th and 17th holes.

Johnson three-putted the 17th hole from three feet, but recovered to birdie No. 18 to stay two back with Fed Ex champion, Bill Haas, and defending champion, Baddeley.

Playing in the final round with Mickelson was important to Bradley, who considers Mickelson to be one of his mentors.

“I just look forward to the challenge of going out there and being in the hunt with him,” Bradley said. “Like I said, you never know what Phil is going to shoot. He could shoot a really low one or not, so you’ve got to try not to focus on him as much.”

Mickelson, the winner of last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, will be looking for his fourth career back-to-back victories, and his first back-to-back victories since 2006.

Round four will be televised on CBS starting at 3 p.m. EST.

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Zak is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX.com. He's been a part of the company since 2011, when he was hired to lead GolfWRX's Editorial Department. Zak developed GolfWRX's Featured Writer Program, which supports aspiring writers and golf industry professionals. He played college golf at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and still likes to compete in tournaments. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz, where he's happy to discuss his game and all the cool stuff that's part of his job.

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GolfWRX is on the ground at Marvin Leonard’s famed pet project, Colonial Country Club, peeking into players bags and taking in the action on the driving range.

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club (par 70; 7,209 yards). The event has now been hosted here for 73 straight years.

Headlining the field this week are Jordan Spieth, who’s currently ranked No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings, Jon Rahm (No. 4), Justin Rose (No. 5) and Rickie Fowler (No. 6). Joining them are notables Webb Simpson, who’s coming off his win at The 2018 Players, as well as Wesley Bryan, Jason Dufner, Bryson DeChambeau, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker, and last week’s champion, Aaron Wise.

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Aaron Wise’s Winning Outfit: 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson Invitational

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The 21-year-old Aaron Wise pulled off a three-shot victory at the 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson Invitational — his first win on Tour. If you want to see the clubs he used, click here.

In addition to our Winning WITB series, where we show the clubs, shafts and specs from the winning player every week, we will also highlight the apparel they wore in our all-new Winning Outfit series. This is the first edition, and we hope you enjoy!

GolfWRX’s Resident Fashion Expert Jordan Madley says:

“First off congrats to Aaron Wise on his first win on Tour, but even more on his outfit choice for the final round. From a lady’s perspective, if you train hard, show off the hard work! Aaron, a Nike athlete neck to toe, showed off his lean physique in a Nike Zonal Cool polo, their slim-fitting flex pant, a stretch woven belt and finished it off with Lunar Command 2 kicks. The dark tones meant he was ready for war on Sunday and it worked!”

GolfWRX’s non-fashion-expert (but occasional fashion designer) Editor Andrew Tursky says:

“Wise went pretty conservative for his Sunday outfit. He was probably a little nervous trying to get his first victory and didn’t want to be too loud. Don’t get too fancy when it’s winning time; a good lesson for the folks at home. That’s not to say this outfit wasn’t sharp, though. White hat and white shoes is a great look, especially paired with the grey shirt and black pants/belt. Hits of white on the shirt with the Nike Swooshes bring it all together. Solid look here.”

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Hat: Callaway Tour Authentic

Polo:  Nike Zonal Cooling Polo Framing (unreleased)

Belt: Nike Stretch Woven

Pants: Nike Flex Pant Slim

Shoes: Nike Lunar Command 2 Boa

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