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Mickelson ties Singh for lead at BMW Championship

updated 7:51 PM EDT, Sat September 8, 2012
Phil Mickelson's round of 64 at Crooked Stick on Saturday earned him a tie for the lead with Vijay Singh
Phil Mickelson's round of 64 at Crooked Stick on Saturday earned him a tie for the lead with Vijay Singh
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • A third round 64 leaves Phil Mickelson tied for lead at BMW Championship after three rounds
  • American joins 36-hole leader Vijay Singh at top on 16-under par
  • Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy tied for second; Tiger Woods lying eighth after third round 71

(CNN) -- Phil Mickelson produced a eight-under par round of 64 to storm to the top of the leaderboard at the BMW Championship on Saturday.

The American fired 10 birdies and two bogeys in a thrilling third-round display at Crooked Stick Golf Club, Indiana to finish tied with overnight leader Vijay Singh on 16-under par.

"It was a fun day. I got it going with the putter," Mickelson said, PGATour.com reported.

Singh had a mixed round of 69 on Saturday which included seven birdies and four dropped shots.

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England's Lee Westwood carded a 68 to leave him in a tie for second on 15-under par along with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy who also shot a 68, thanks to a birdie at the 18th.

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A tightly-packed leaderboard sees Australia's Adam Scott (66), American's Dustin Johnson (67) and Robert Garrigus (66) a shot further back while Tiger Woods is 13-under par after a completing a one-under par round of 71.

America's Zach Johnson and Bo Van Pelt are on 12-under par along with Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell.

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who finished runner-up to Rory McIlroy at last weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship, is currently in a tie for 12th on 11-under par along with a clutch of players including England's Ian Poulter and Ireland's Padraig Harrington.

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