More magic for Mickelson at U.S. Open
Ardmore, PA (Sports Network) - Just when Phil Mickelson looked to be falling out of contention at the U.S. Open, he pulled another rabbit out of his hat.
Mickelson holed his second shot at the par-4 10th for eagle, which gave him the lead at even-par at Merion Golf Club. The eagle moved him back to 1-over for his round.
Jason Day was 1-under through 12 holes on Sunday to move to 1-over par for the U.S. Open.
Day shares second with Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan.
Day birdied the eighth and came back with a 13-foot birdie putt at 10. He dumped one in the water at 11, then left his fourth short. Day chipped in for bogey to slip to plus-1.
Rose had birdied the sixth and seventh to get to even-par, but he 3-putted for bogey at 11 to dip to plus-1.
Mahan has parred three in a row from the seventh to remain at plus-1.
Jason Dufner and Hideki Matsuyama matched the low round of the week on Sunday as they closed with 67s. Dufner and British Open champion Ernie Els (69) are the clubhouse leaders at 5-over 285.
Among others that have finished are Brandt Snedeker (plus-10), Padraig Harrington (plus-11) and Matt Kuchar (plus-12). Last year's champion Webb Simpson and Tiger Woods both finished at 13-over, while Sergio Garcia and Masters winner Adam Scott both ended at plus-15.
06/16 17:48:52 ET