Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Phil Mickelson dropped three shots over his final four holes, but was still able to hang on to a share of the lead at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Mickelson tripped to a 1-over 73 during Saturday's third round to finish 54 holes at Quail Hollow at 8-under-par 208.
He was joined atop the leaderboard by Nick Watney, who had a 2-stroke lead with two holes to play following Mickelson's late struggles, but slipped to a double bogey at the 17th to result in the tie.
George McNeill (72) bogeyed his final hole to fall into third place at 7- under, while Lee Westwood (72), John Senden (67), David Lynn (71), Ryan Moore (68), Robert Karlsson (69) and Derek Ernst (72) share fourth at minus-6.
Former champion Rory McIlroy (73) is among a group of players tied for 10th at 5-under.
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