For now Mickelson, trying to win his second tournament in a row, has a one-shot lead in the
Mickelson had bogeyed the par-four seventh hole and might have been in an unhappier place had he not followed up a 311-yard drive on the eighth with an 110-yard iron that bounced and rolled into the hole for the eagle two.
On the ninth hole, Mickelson's drive was in the left rough and his approach was 24 yards off the green.
Jimmy Walker, who has never won on the
Mickelson, for the moment, has a one-shot advantage over Sweden's Carl Pettersson, who is two-under through 16 holes Friday and five-under for the tournament.