Mickelson stalks Tiger’s No 1 spot
Phil Mickelson was on course to wrest the world No 1 ranking from Tiger Woods at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
Phil Mickelson was on course to wrest the world number one ranking from Tiger Woods after moving one shot behind halfway leader Retief Goosen at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Mickelson has the chance to depose Tiger Woods as world number one this weekend and can do just that with a top-four finish coupled with Woods finishing outside the top 44.
The American was on six under with 36 holes to play at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio after a second round 68 saw him sit joint second alongside Justin Leonard (66) and one behind South African Goosen, who was on seven under after rounds of 67 and 66.
Woods, meanwhile, signed for a two over par 72 and was 13 strokes off the lead on six over and in a tie for 72nd.
Lee Westwood, who like Mickelson had an opportunity to seize the world number one ranking, withdrew with a ruptured plantaris muscle in his right calf.
The 37-year-old Englishman even hinted his participation in the Ryder Cup in October could be in doubt due to the injury, which he suffered at the end of June before managing to finish a distant second behind stablemate Louis Oosthuizen in the Open at St Andrews.
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