Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson closes out victory in weather-delayed finish

Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson closes out victory in weather-delayed finish

Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Phil Mickelson closes out victory in weather-delayed finish

Mickelson had a three-shot lead over Paul Casey with two holes to play when it was too dark to finish Sunday night (Monday NZT) - no matter how hard Mickelson lobbied to keep going - because of delays from rain and a hail storm.

CBS will provide live coverage of the event via its website, with coverage starting at 11 a.m. ET and continuing until play is finished.

That was start of a five-hole stretch when Mickelson made three birdies and Paul Casey had two bogeys, taking Lefty from two behind to three ahead.

Scott Stallings, the American who held the clubhouse lead at nightfall on Sunday on 15-under, was on hand in case he might be involved in a playoff, but settled for third. "He really protected both of us".

Woods is the only player to have broken through the $100m barrier on the PGA Tour, the 14-time major victor totalling $115,584,657 across his illustrious career.

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

I didn't get involved before the event Down Under and my three in-play picks all drew a blank but the AT&T worked out very nicely.

Mickelson was standing on the 17th tee when he heard the horn sound to stop play, and he shook his head.

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That also led him to enter this week's Genesis Open, which he had not planned to play, prior to defending a title at the WGC-Mexico Championship next week.

"A phenomenal round of golf, " Casey said.

Mickelson, who could join Mark O'Meara as the only five-time winners of the tournament, is no stranger to the fickle February weather on the Monterey Peninsula.

After his 9-iron into a foot at No. 9 to get within one shot, Mickelson holed a 12-foot birdie on the 10th with a drive that hugged the right side of the fairway and likely would have bounced into the ocean if not for conditions so soft from rain that balls plugged where they landed.

"The bottom line is I have to do well between now and then but I so want to be there", said McDowell who is 246th in the world and not yet qualified for the Masters or the US PGA.

The course will be completely different in June, with the rough taller and the greens firmer and no amateurs to take the edge off the proceedings. Mickelson poured it on, showing his skills have not deteriorated a bit at age 48, controlling spin beautifully to back pin positions.

"I thanked Paul this morning for letting us finish today", he said of the delayed finish. This morning we came out and the greens were much better. This time, he closed with a 71 and lost to Mickelson's 65, which matched the low score of the final round.

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