Humana Challenge: Third round over; Phil Mickelson makes cut


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The wind-delayed third round of the Humana Challenge is now complete in La Quinta with Mark Wilson holding a three-shot lead over Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Ben Crane and Robbert Garrigus.

Wilson is at 21 under par entering the final round, which began at 10:10 a.m. Garrigus shot a third-round 61 to move into contention while Snedeker birdied his last six third-round holes, including the five he played Sunday.


And while two-time champion Phil Mickelson probably can’t make up 14 shots, he did birdie his final hole Sunday morning to get to seven under and make the cut, which came at six under and leaves 75 players to try to finish the final round today.

Groups are going off in threesomes from both the first and 10th tees at the PGA West Palmer Private Course.

The final group of Wilson, Johnson and Garrigus will go off the first tee at 12:10 p.m. Crane, Snedeker and Long Beach’s John Mallinger are in the second-to-last group.

Golf Channel will offer extended coverage Sunday, coming on the air at noon Pacific time and running until play concludes. If the tournament doesn’t finish Sunday, Golf Channel would also have coverage Monday.


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-- Diane Pucin, reporting from La Quinta