Phil Mickelson nearly breaks course record at Wells Fargo Championship

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Phil Mickelson watched what Rory McIlroy did with a 65 early Saturday morning at the Wells Fargo Championship and said, "I can do two better."

That's right, Mickelson shot a 63 and narrowly missed breaking a course record (62) shared by McIlroy (2010) and Brendon de Jonge (on Friday).

Mickelson actually made the turn at 29 and was staring a 59 between the eyes. I mean look at this front nine!

Lefty "fell apart" on the back, though, and had to "settle" for a 63 and the lead as Travis Haney pointed out:

Mickelson led by one at the end of his round and will likely find himself at or within striking distance of the lead once the dust settles on Saturday.

That's good news if you're a golf fan, too, because a Mickelson-McIlroy or Mickelson-Justin Rose duel on Sunday is the injection the sport has been waiting for all season.

The thumbs will be flying on Sunday.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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