Phil Mickelson in contention after 63

Updated: January 18, 2014, 12:45 PM ET
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Phil Mickelson surged up the leaderboard with a 9-under 63 to put himself in second place after the third round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, while Rory McIlroy was hit with a two-shot penalty for a rules infraction that dropped him into a tie for fourth.

Mickelson, who barely made the cut Friday, had the best round a day later with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. ...

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