Mitchell, in fact, birdied four of the last seven holes including the tough par-3 15th, dubbed the Bear Trap after designer and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. His four on the par-5 finishing hole came after driving into a fairway bunker. He was on the green in three and rolled in a 15-footer for a 72-hole score of nine under par (68-66-70-67), to chase down top-ten world-ranked players Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler, who were in ahead of Mitchell at 8-under.
"It was awesome," Mitchell told the Associated Press afterward. "I wish that I could come up with a better word than that, but just having a chance to come down the stretch against Rickie Fowler and Brooks, those guys are the best in the world, and they've been out here proving themselves. And I'm just pleased that I could prove myself against guys like that."
Read the PGA recap of the tournament, including of Mitchell's round and press conference by visiting pgatour.com.
Mitchell is one of five Baylor alums currently playing professional golf at the highest level. Luke List '03, Harris English '07, and Stephan Jaeger '08 play alongside Mitchell on the PGA Tour and Brooke Pancake '08 is a member of the LPGA Tour.