The weather may still be less than summer sumptuousness, but drama is finally trumping meteorology at Bethpage Black. Phil Mickelson is charging as third-round co-leaders Ricky Barnes and Lucas Glover are faltering, but will Lefty complete a remarkable finish with a storybook ending?

In voting since just before 11 a.m. ET, when Glover still led Barnes by two shots and everyone else by three or more shots, Mickelson holds a slight edge as the favorite to win.

Update: Here's how his support has increased during the day.
Start of play Monday: 22 percent
Midway through round: 32 percent
Tied for lead (12:50 p.m. ET): 69 percent


Man oh man, who wants to bet on Phil getting his 5th runner up at the US Open? You think Glover whiffs a putt on purpose if it comes down to the last hole, out of sympathy?

-- CaptainTr1pps

This is such a great tournament finish. I hope every true golf fan is still following it. Great theater, period.

-- redsoxer

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