Phil Mickelson ties tourney record with 5th win at Pebble Beach

Lynette Rowe
February 13, 2019

With plenty of sunlight and no drama, Phil Mickelson finished off a 7-under 65 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday and match the tournament record with his fifth victory.

"There's still a glimmer", said Casey said of his chances, who was level par for his round when play was suspended.

Mickelson was at his best on a course he loves.

Law trailed Ormsby by fully five strokes after his penalty and he still trailed by three with just three to play but he birdied the par four 16th, parred the tricky par three 17th and then did this with his second to the par five 18th!

PGA Tour tournament organisers resumed play on Sunday at 1pm (local time) as greenkeepers frantically cleared the hail and excess water from the greens and fairways using blowers and brooms.

Casey simply couldn't see, and we realized it was not possible to finish all 18 holes - "We can't finish two holes in six minutes", he said to the official - he opted to mark his ball on the 16th green.

He also won the Pro-Am with Don Colleran, the chief sales officer for FedEx.

Mickelson's first Pebble Beach title back in 1998 came when the weather was so bad that the final round was actually played on a Monday in August - six months after the tournament began. Before he won, he marked his 500th PGA Tour cut made on Friday. "Every time I get here I have such feelings of gratitude for all this place has done for my family, starting with my grandfather".

'Paul and I both went to Arizona State, ' Mickelson said.

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"For the week, I've only made eight [actually seven] birdies, and that's not going to get it done", Woods said.

American Scott Stallings was in the clubhouse on 15-under after a six-under par 66 with Jason Day of Australian and South Korean Kim Si-woo tied for fourth on 13-under.

He wasn't the only man who left Pebble Beach with a smile.

Mickelson had not won on U.S. soil since the 2013 Phoenix Open.

Mickelson needs to win the US Open to complete the Major Grand Slam and with Father Time accelerating along, playing this year at a venue that he knows so well and that he plays so well, offers him a chance. And while the fairway lines already have been brought in to be much narrower than usual, the rough was light.

"I get where Paul is coming from", Mickelson said. "But I'll deal with that in [four] months".

For now, he was glowing over another victory that keeps him as relevant as ever.

Instead, he had to return early Monday morning to complete his 44th PGA Tour victory, claiming a fifth AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am while also becoming the eighth-oldest victor in PGA Tour history.

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