Part of complete coverage on
Mickelson in the mood in Memphis
June 8, 2013 -- Updated 2245 GMT (0645 HKT)
Phil Mickelson is all smiles as he charges into contention at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis
- Phil Mickelson shoots a fine 65 in third round of St. Jude Classic
- He trails leader Shawn Stefani by five shots
- Ireland's Padraig Harrington also moves up after a 65
- Joost Luiten leads European Tour event in Austria by three shots
(CNN) -- Phil Mickelson served a timely reminder of his talents on the eve of the U.S. Open with a third round 65 Saturday at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis.
Mickelson ripped into the TPC Southwind course with six birdies and an eagle, tuning up his form ahead of the second major of the season at Merion next week.
"I could really get some glimpses of my game getting where I want it," he told the official PGA Tour website.
"Hopefully, I'll put together a really low round (Sunday) and catch the leaders."
'Lefty' to enter golf's Hall of Fame
Historic club to host U.S. Open
Trevino: Merion win changed me
He will need to pick up five shots on rookie Shawn Stefani, who shrugged off a quadruple bogey on the way to a superb 66 for 12-under 198.
The 31-year-old Texan led halfway leader Harris English by a stroke. He shot a 69.
Former three-time major winner Padraig Harrington also moved up after matching Mickelson's 65 in early play, the Irishman lying six shots back on six-under 204.
On the European Tour, Dutchman Joost Luiten led after the third round of the Lyoness Open at Atzenbrugg in Austria.
He carded a five-under 67 for 14-under 200, three clear of Spanish pair Eduardo De La Riva and Jorge Campillo.
Ryder Cup veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez trailed by six shots after a 69.
Today's five most popular stories
Part of complete coverage on
October 13, 2014 -- Updated 1449 GMT (2249 HKT)
There have been many dark days for Oliver Wilson, but golf's unluckiest loser is finally riding an upward swing of his career roller coaster.
October 7, 2014 -- Updated 1648 GMT (0048 HKT)
They dress like it's the 1930s and they swing antique equipment that eschews cutting-edge technology -- this is hickory golf.
September 15, 2014 -- Updated 1609 GMT (0009 HKT)
CNN's Living Golf focuses on women's golf, charting the growth of the sport from royal pastime to multi-million dollar machine.
October 1, 2014 -- Updated 0846 GMT (1646 HKT)
"I don't know how to paint happy," says golf's poster girl Michelle Wie. "I think it releases a lot of the darker feelings in me."
September 29, 2014 -- Updated 1213 GMT (2013 HKT)
If you're a U.S. golf fan, or Tom Watson, look away now.
September 25, 2014 -- Updated 2318 GMT (0718 HKT)
A ban on uploading social media pictures from the course at Gleneagles was dropped for the Ryder Cup.
September 24, 2014 -- Updated 1052 GMT (1852 HKT)
A spot of shopping, the odd spa day and some serious flag waving. Welcome to the life of a Ryder Cup WAG.
September 23, 2014 -- Updated 1301 GMT (2101 HKT)
Tom Watson has learned plenty in the 21 years since he was last U.S. Ryder Cup captain, but social media is proving to be problematic.
September 22, 2014 -- Updated 1243 GMT (2043 HKT)
Patriotism will reach fever pitch when the USA and Europe collide in golf's Ryder Cup ... and it looks like Rickie Fowler has let it go to his head.
September 22, 2014 -- Updated 1342 GMT (2142 HKT)
Pressure is inescapable in the cauldron of Ryder Cup competition -- pressure and ping pong.
September 23, 2014 -- Updated 1150 GMT (1950 HKT)
Millions of golf fans were watching on television with great anticipation. All Martin Kaymer could think about was getting his phone out.