FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Phil Mickelson, Lucas Glover and Ricky Barnes were on the move Monday at the U.S. Open.
Only Mickelson was going the right way.
With a 5-foot eagle putt at the par-5 13th, Mickelson — who came to Bethpage Black desperate to deliver the silver trophy to his wife Amy, who's about to begin breast cancer treatment and wants that chalice in her hospital room next month — moved into a tie for the lead with Glover on Championship Monday at the season's second major.
Making up three shots in a two-hole span, Mickelson was 4 under through 13 holes, Glover 4 under through 11. Mickelson was 2 under in his final round, Glover 3 over with no birdies on his card, and the five-shot lead he and Ricky Barnes arrived with Monday morning was long gone.
It didn't take long for dramatic change at Bethpage Black.
Barnes led the tournament by six strokes at one point Sunday, getting to 11 under and becoming only the fourth player in U.S. Open history to venture double digits below par.
It didn't last. Barnes went on to make 11 bogeys in a 23-hole stretch spanning the third and fourth rounds, blowing every bit of his lead and then some.
Defending champion Tiger Woods missed a birdie putt on the 72nd hole by the slimmest of margins, epitomizing his week. Each of his last three rounds were in the 60s, capped by a 1-under 69 on Monday, and he finished at even par.