Spencer Levin opens 6-stroke lead in Phoenix Open

JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer Published:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Spencer Levin remained in control in the Phoenix Open in front of the largest crowd in tournament history, shooting a 3-under 68 on Saturday to take a six-stroke lead into the final round.

The crowd of 173,210 in perfect conditions at TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course broke the record of 170,802 set in the third round in 2008.

Levin, five strokes ahead after the completion of the second round Saturday morning, had four birdies and a bogey to reach 17 under. The bogey on the par-5 15th was his first since the opening hole of the tournament.

Webb Simpson was 11 under after a 68. Bubba Watson and tour rookie John Huh were another stroke back. Watson shot a 67, and Huh had a 69.