Phil Mickelson six clear in Arizona

Phil Mickelson hits from the fairway during the first round of the Humana Challenge golf tournament on January 17, 2013
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Phil Mickelson leads by six shots at the Phoenix Open as they head into the final round.

Phil Mickelson continued his serene progress at the Phoenix Open with a third-round 64 in Arizona.

The 42-year-old is now on 24-under par for the tournament, six clear of his nearest challenger Brandt Snedeker.

Padraig Harrington shot the best score of the day, carding seven birdies, an eagle and a bogey on his way to an eight-under 63.

The Irishman is tied with Ryan Moore for third place on 16-under.

Bill Haas, who started the day in second place, could only manage a 71, which sees him slip down into a tie for sixth.

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