Golf Capsules

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Phil Mickelson handled a strong ocean breeze and firm greens for a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead going into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

It's the first time Mickelson has had the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour since the 2013 U.S. Open, and he hasn't won since the 2013 British Open at Muirfield. He will be going for a record-tying fifth victory in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The 45-year-old Mickelson was at 16-under 199.

Hiroshi Iwata of Japan was two strokes back after a 69 at Spyglass Hill.

Sweden's Freddie Jacobson and South Korea's Sung Kang were tied for third at 13 under. Jacobson had a 68 at Monterey Peninsula, and Kang followed his second-round 60 at Monterey Peninsula with a 70 at Pebble Beach.

Jordan Spieth had to get up-and-down for par on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach for a 74 to make the cut on the number.


NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Bernhard Langer followed his opening 10-under 62 with a 66 to increase his lead to seven strokes in the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic at TwinEagles.

The 58-year-old German star's lead is the largest in the event after 36 holes. At 16-under 128, he's closing in on the tournament-record 20-under total that he set in 2011 and Kenny Perry matched in 2012.

Langer won the event in 2011 and 2013.

Langer eagled the par-5 fifth and added birdies on Nos. 5, 6, 16 and 17.

Perry and Scott Dunlap were tied for second. Perry had a 67, and Dunlap shot 66.


CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead in her New Zealand Women's Open title defense.

The 18-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander had an 8-under 136 total at Clearwater Golf Club in the tournament sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies PGA.

France's Justine Dreher was second after a 70.


PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – South African star Charl Schwartzel shot a 4-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the European Tour's Tshwane Open.

Schwartzel had a 9-under 201 total at Pretoria Country Club. South Africa's Zander Lombard was second after a 63.