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Phil Mickelson reacts as he misses a putt on the third hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship.
Phil Mickelson reacts as he misses a putt on the third hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship. Chuck Burton AP
BY ALAN BLONDIN
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Phil Mickelson has won 42 PGA Tour events, but some courses or events have his number, and the Wells Fargo Championship and Quail Hollow Club certainly do.
Mickelson is playing in his 13th consecutive Wells Fargo Championship and is vying for his 11th finish in the top 12. That is certainly attainable. As he usually manages to do at Quail Hollow, Mickelson got himself into contention for a title on the weekend
But he’ll still be searching for his first victory at the conclusion of play Sunday.
Mickelson began the third round three shots out of the lead at 5 under and was still on the number and just four shots back following a birdie with a curling 35-foot putt on the par-3 17th hole. But Mickelson made a mess of an 18th hole that has often been his demise – he is 21-over par on the hole in his career –
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