Danny Lee took the lead Saturday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in front of the largest crowd in golf history.
With an estimated 201,003 fans packing TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course, Lee shot a 4-under 67 to move three strokes ahead of friend Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama.
"Two-hundred thousand?" Lee asked. "Wow!"
The previous largest crowd at the Stadium Course in Scottsdale, Ariz., was 189,722 in 2014. The tournament also set a day record Friday at 160,415, and has drawn 535,035 overall. The weekly mark of 564,368 was set last year.
"I'm just trying to enjoy myself and I am," Lee said. "It's so much fun out there, so many people just cheering for Rickie instead of me, unfortunately. But I'm having fun."
"Winning at the Greenbrier Classic gave me a lot of confidence," Lee said. "It kind of taught me how to be on the top and what I need to work on and what it takes to win a golf tournament."
He's making his fourth appearance in the event after missing the cuts the last three years.
"I always struggled with my tee-shot game out here," Lee said. "This week, I have been driving it really nicely."
Fowler parred the final five holes for a 70. Matsuyama had a 68.
"I just didn't get much out of the round," said Fowler, at No. 4 the top-ranked player in the field. "Just kind of managed it well and played with what I had to get around."
Second-round leader James Hahn had a 74 to fall into a tie for seventh at 7 under. Tied with Lee for the lead at 12 under after the 11th hole, he dropped five strokes on the next three holes.
Hahn bogeyed the par-3 12th and made double bogeys on par-5 13th and par-4 14th. He drove left into the desert on 13, then hit his tee shot out-of-bounds to the right on the long, uphill 14th after a fan distracted him at the top of his swing.
Lee birdied Nos. 2-4, making a 21-footer on the par-4 fourth, and holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the par-4 eighth.
After a three-putt bogey on the par-4 11th left him tied with Hahn, Lee got up-and-down for par from the greenside bunker on 12 to pull ahead. Hahn and Fowler bogeyed the hole from the same bunker.
Lee birdied 13, but gave back the stroke with a bogey on the par-5 15th after driving left into the water. The 2008 U.S. Amateur champion got back to 13 under with a 9-foot birdie putt on the short par-4 17th.
Fowler got a break on the 15th when his hybrid from the right rough ballooned short and right and stopped a foot short of the water.
"It came out soft and floated on me," Fowler said. "Got a little lucky there."
He won two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi for his fourth worldwide victory in nine months.
Matsuyama chipped in for birdie on the par-4 14th and two-putted for birdie on 15. The 23-year-old Japanese player tied for second last year, a stroke behind Brooks Koepka.
"I didn't putt very well today," Matsuyama said through a translator. "I didn't drive the ball very well, but I did get it around. I'm happy with that."
Bryce Molder and Boo Weekley were 9 under. Molder closed with an 18-foot putt on the par-4 ninth for a 64, the best round of the week. Weekley birdied three of the last four holes for a 65.
Phil Mickelson was 8 under after 65. The 45-year-old former Arizona State player made an unlikely birdie on 15 when his hybrid from 255 yards went so far right that it crossed the lake and ended up in the 11th fairway. He hit a wedge to 15 feet and made the putt.
"It was the worst shot of the year and I ended up making a birdie," said Mickelson, the tournament winner in 1996, 2005 and 2013.
Bubba Watson had his first over-par round ever at TPC Scottsdale, shooting a 73 to drop to 2 under. He shot par or better in his first 36 rounds in the tournament.
LPGA Tour: Ha Na Jang had to go the final 36 holes with the best player in women's golf to capture her first LPGA Tour title Saturday.
The biggest challenge turned out to be cold and rain.
Jang reclaimed the lead with a 5-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and closed with an even-par 72 on Saturday for a two-shot victory over Canadian teen Brooke Henderson in the Coates Golf Championship in Ocala, Fla.
"It's amazing how I feel right now," said the 23-year-old Korean, who was in tears after making one last birdie that only affected the margin.
She finished at 11-under 277 and earned $225,000.
Lydia Ko, the LPGA player of the year making her 2016 debut, was tied with Jang after they completed the third round Saturday morning at Golden Ocala.
Ko, however, fell apart in the middle of the final round. She made three straight bogeys to finish the back nine, then hit her tee shot into the water and made double bogey on the par-3 11th to fall five shots behind. She ran off three straight birdies late in her round to try to stay in it.
Ko closed with a 75 and tied for third, three shots behind.
Henderson had the lead until a pair of three-putt bogeys over the final five holes as the rain worsened, forming puddles on the edges of the green. The greens crew used leaf blowers on some of the puddles to help the water evaporate.
Henderson, who closed with a 72, tried to lay up on the par-5 18th with a hybrid and came within an inch of the hazard. With an awkward stance and a tough lie, she chunked a wedge to the front of the green, some 75 feet away, and did well to two-putt for par.
She posted at 9-under 279, and then waited to see if it would be enough for a playoff.
Sei Young Kim was at 9 under and had a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole that misses on the right edge. Kim then missed the 3-foot par putt and finished at 8-under 280. Suzann Pettersen was in range until she fell back with consecutive bogeys.
Lexi Thompson also had a chance until a peculiar decision on the par-3 15th. Thompson was two shots out of the lead when she chose to putt through about 6 feet of wet, Bermuda rough because the green sloped away from her. The ball moved only about 4 feet, and then she used putter again and barely got it out of the thick grass and onto the green. Thompson made double bogey.
Jang was 2 over for the final round after a three-putt bogey on the 14th and one shot behind. Henderson was on the 17th and three-putted to slip into a tie, and Jang pumped her fist when she made a 5-foot birdie on the 16th to take the lead.
She made a par without stress on the 17th, and played the 18th to perfection. The only nervous moment was her third shot to the 18th, which featured a back pin with a puddle on the back edge and wet rough over the green. Jang's wedge flew all the way to the pin and checked up on the soft surface. She needed only two putts from 6 feet to win, and rolled in the center for birdie.
Jang was 15th on the LPGA money list last year as a rookie, when she was runner-up four times. The player of the year on the Korean LPGA in 2013, Jang is projected to move into the top 10 in the Rolex Women's World Ranking. She was a runner-up at the Coates Golf Championship last year.
"I'm really comfortable at this golf course, and then very confident because of really good last year," she said.
U.S. Women's Open champion In Gee Chun had a 70 and joined Ko and Kim at 8-under 280.
Champions Tour: Corey Pavin birdied his last hole Saturday to shoot a 4-under 68 and take a one-shot lead over close friend Tom Lehman into the final round of the Allianz Championship in Boca Raton, Fla.
Pavin made a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole for a 68 that has him at 10-under 134 after two trips around The Old Course at Broken Sound Club. Pavin also made a pair of key par saves at the 15th and 16th holes to keep his round together.
Lehman also birdied the par-5 closing hole for a 68.
The men have a close enough relationship that Pavin asked Lehman and his wife, Melissa, to be godparents of his daughter, Alexis. They also served as assistant captains for each other in the Ryder Cup.
"Playing golf with a friend like Tom is always a lot of fun," said Pavin, who playfully kept tossing water on Lehman's shoes during a TV interview. "But we are both going to try and beat each other's brains out."
Joe Durant shot a bogey-free 66 and is tied for third with Jeff Sluman at 8-under 136.
Doug Garwood, who started on the back nine, made a run at a 59 but finished bogey-double, bogey for a 65. He was 10 under through 14 holes.
Pavin has won just once in 111 starts on the PGA Tour Champions, but that victory came here at the 2012 Allianz. Pavin hit a memorable shot left-handed out of a hole to save par at the 14th.
"It always helps to play at a course where you have won in the past," said Pavin, who won 15 PGA Tour titles. "That was a special win."
Lehman, too, has the confidence of knowing he won the 2011 Allianz Championship, but realizes it will be challenge against Pavin.
"He's such a wonderful guy," Lehman said. "It's fun to play with him because he's such a competitor, such a grinder. That kind of hides the fact he's such a talented, fearless golfer."
The weather was warm and sunny Saturday, but the conditions for the final round are expected to be colder and windy - similar to Friday's round.
"You're going to have hit the ball on the center of the clubface and you've got to be patient," Sluman said. "You know there's going to be some goofy shots."
Garwood went to college at Fresno State with Kevin Sutherland, the only player to shoot 59 on the Champions tour.
"When I was 10-under, I was thinking, 'Wow, if I birdie out, I shoot 58," Garwood said. "That was probably my downfall."
Garwood is tied for fifth with Lee Janzen (68), Billy Andrade (70), John Huston (69) and Scott Parel (67) at 7-under 137.
Defending champion Paul Goydos (68) is among eight players tied for 10th at 6-under 138.