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Mickelson and Watney share lead at Quail Hollow, and let several others into the mix

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    Phil Mickelson, left, consoles a fan while she is tended to after being struck in the head by Mickelson's approach shot on the 16th hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, May 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) (The Associated Press)

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    Phil Mickelson hits from the rough on the fifth hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, May 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton (The Associated Press)

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    Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, looks on from the third green during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, May 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) (The Associated Press)

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    Lee Westwood, of England, watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, May 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn) (The Associated Press)

Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney are tied for the lead going into the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship, minus the separation from the rest of the field.

Mickelson hit a shot out-of-bounds and hit another shot that struck a spectator in the head, costing him three shots over the last four holes Saturday in his round of 1-over 73. Watney hit a semi-shank on the par-3 17th that led to double bogey and had to settle for a 71.

They were at 8-under 208, one shot ahead of George McNeill. And because of their mistakes, a dozen players were within three shots of the lead.

One of them was Rory McIlroy, who missed seven putts from the 5-foot range or closer on his 24th birthday.