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SportsMickelson finishes off a 5th win at Pebble Beach

01:31  12 february  2019
01:31  12 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

Johnson, Gretzky headline featured pairings at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Johnson, Gretzky headline featured pairings at Pebble Beach Pro-Am The PGA Tour heads to one of the most iconic golf locations in the world for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The tournament will be played across three golf courses - Pebble Beach Golf Links (PB), Spyglass Hill Golf Course (SH), and Monterey Peninsula Country Club's Shore Course (MP) - with the cut coming after 54 holes. Some of the Tour's biggest names are in attendance along with celebrity amateurs like Wayne Gretzky and Tony Romo. Here are some featured groups' tee times for Round 1 through 3 (All times ET). Group 1: Dustin Johnson - Wayne Gretzky, Jordan Spieth - Jake Owen Thursday - MP - 11:11 a.m. Friday - SH - 12:50 p.m. Saturday - PB - 11:55 a.m.

The delay kept Mickelson from finishing off a remarkable rally in which he turned a three-shot deficit against Paul Casey into a three-shot lead until it was too dark to finish the last two holes. Mickelson at least wanted to try. “I can see fine,” he said to a PGA Tour rules official as they walked up the 16th

The legendary Pebble Beach Resorts, between Monterey and Carmel, CA, features four renowned Join us at Pebble Beach Resorts and make your own unforgettable memories. Mickelson finds himself in a five-way tie for first place. Scott Langley, Paul Casey and Lucas Glover all finished their

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Phil Mickelson is closing in on three decades on the PGA Tour and a half-century on Earth, and he still feels his best golf is good enough.

He was at his best at Pebble Beach, and no one had a chance.

A Monday finish brought on by rain and a freak hail storm was only a minor inconvenience for the 48-year-old Mickelson. He played two holes just as well as the previous 16 and polished off his bogey-free final round with one last birdie for a 7-under 65 and a three-shot victory over Paul Casey in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Mickelson won at Pebble Beach for the fifth time, matching the record set by Mark O'Meara. He has gone 28 years since his first PGA Tour victory and his 44th, and he joined Tiger Woods as the only players to surpass $90 million in career earnings.

Wild finish for Mickelson, wet one for Spieth at Pebble

Wild finish for Mickelson, wet one for Spieth at Pebble Wild finish for Mickelson, wet one for Spieth at Pebble

Pebble Beach has hosted a PGA TOUR event since 1947, rolling out its green-carpet fairways not just for the game’s No. 4 tees off a stretch of seven stunning seaside holes perched atop dramatic cliffs, and Pebble Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are recent winners at Pebble Beach .

Mickelson and Casey were waiting to tee off when clouds moved in quickly moved in, and rain turned into hail that pounded umbrellas, many of Ormsby had a double bogey on the par-3 17th. Web.com tour. PANAMA CITY (AP) - Michael Gligic of Canada closed with a 5 -under 65 for a one-shot victory

"It's a lot more work and effort to play at this level," Mickelson said. "And I have believed for some time that if I play at my best, it will be good enough to win tournaments. The challenge is getting myself to play my best. It's a lot more work off the course, it's more time in the gym, it's more time eating, it's more time focusing, it's all these things that go into it.

"And so it's gratifying to see the results and to finish it off the way I did."

Mickelson finishes off a 5th win at Pebble Beach© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Phil Mickelson walks up the 18th fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links with his brother and caddie Tim Mickelson during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. Mickelson won the tournament after finishing at 19-under-par. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Making it even more special is Pebble Beach, where he made his pro debut at the U.S. Open in 1992, where he won the first of his five titles in another Monday finish in 1998, this one in August because of rain. It's where his grandfather, Al Santos, was among the first caddies when the course opened in 1919, and Mickelson still uses as a marker the 1900 silver dollar his grandfather kept in his pocket to remind him he was not poor.

Wild finish for Mickelson puts him in 4-way tie at Pebble

Wild finish for Mickelson puts him in 4-way tie at Pebble Phil Mickelson survives a wild finish to his round of 4-under 68. Jordan Spieth endures the worst of the rain and finally drops a shot on the restart to fall one shot behind. Mickelson is part of a four-way tie for the lead in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am . A four-time winner, Mickelson was among four players tied for the lead after the second round was completed Saturday morning because of rain. He avoided the worst of the weather, though he had to survive a wild finish of a birdie, three straight bogeys and a closing birdie for a 4-under 68 at Spyglass Hill.

First place -- Phil Mickelson (-18): Lefty winning Pebble in a year where the U.S. Open is at Pebble but not actually winning the U.S. Open at Pebble is so on brand for him After a par on the 16th hole, Mickelson actually tried to finish his round in the dark, but his playing partner Casey wasn't having it.

Phil Mickelson finished off his delayed second round at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a birdie, three straight bogeys and a closing birdie. He still managed to surge into the lead, including one 3-wood from 256 yards out of the trees on the par-5 14th to 6 feet. It caught up with him at the end.

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C., was the top Canadian, tying for 18th at 8 under, 11 shots behind Mickelson. Nick Taylor of Abbotsford tied for 28th at 6 under, while Ben Silverman of Thornhill, Ont., tied for 45th at 4 under.

There was plenty of sunlight for the Monday morning finish, just no drama.

Mickelson, who started the final round three shots behind, never came close to a bogey and built a three-shot lead through 16 holes on Sunday night when it was too dark to finish, no matter how hard he lobbied to keep going.

The final round Sunday had been delayed at the start by one hour because of rain, and then sunshine quickly gave way to hail that covered the greens in a sheet of white and led to a two-hour delay.

Mickelson said he could "see just fine" even after sunset, knowing darkness falls quickly on the Monterey Peninsula. Casey could barely see the 3 feet of grass between his ball and the cup on the 16th hole and said there was no way to complete two holes in six minutes. Mickelson was on the 17th tee, shaking his head when he heard the siren to stop play.

Casey leads by 3 over Mickelson at Pebble Beach

Casey leads by 3 over Mickelson at Pebble Beach PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - Bill Murray met a pair of baby kangaroos from the Monterey Zoo. Jerry Kelly tried to mimic the peculiar post-swing moves of Ho Sung Choi. Jordan Spieth sent players and fans along two fairways on a frantic search for his tee shot. All that commotion on celebrity Saturday at Pebble Beach, and Paul Casey missed it all. He was over at Spyglass Hill, putting together another solid round in the sunshine, rain, cold and wind. Casey had a 5-under 67 and quietly built a three-shot lead over Phil Mickelson going into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970), nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer. He has won 44 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles

PEBBLE BEACH , Calif. (AP) - Bill Murray met a pair of baby kangaroos from the Monterey Zoo. Casey had a 5 -under 67 and quietly built a three-shot lead over Phil Mickelson going into the final Casey, who was at 15-under 200, has never won in his three previous times with a 54-hole lead on

On Monday morning, he had a change of heart and said he thanked Casey for standing his ground.

"Paul made the tough call, but it was the right decision in that he protected himself and myself for the competition," Mickelson said. "I just get in my own little bubble and I don't see the big picture."

It worked out well in the end.

Mickelson finished at 19-under 268. Casey needed Mickelson to make a big blunder on the two closing holes, and there was little chance of that. Casey at least birdied the 18th for a 71 to finish alone in second, the difference of $152,000.

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

But the final day, and all week, was about the ageless Mickelson.

This was the fourth time that Casey had a 54-hole lead of at least two shots on the PGA Tour and failed to win. The other three times he was 2-over par or worse in the final round. This time, he closed with a 71 and lost to Mickelson's 65, which matched the low score of the final round.

"A phenomenal round of golf," Casey said.

Mickelson's longest putt for par was 4 feet. He played the final 26 holes in cold, damp and windy weather without a bogey.

Rain, hail delays final round at Pebble Beach

Rain, hail delays final round at Pebble Beach Rain, hail delays final round at Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson put himself on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-am by turning a three-shot deficit into a three-shot lead. Phil Mickelson follows his approach shot from the fourth fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the final round. –AP Photo/Eric Risberg.

Phil Mickelson finished off his delayed second round at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with a birdie, three straight bogeys and a closing birdie. He still managed to surge into the lead, including one 3-wood from 256 yards out of the trees on the par-5 14th to 6 feet. It caught up with him at the end.

How it bodes for the rest of the year — particularly in June when the U.S. Open returns to Pebble Beach — was of little concern to Mickelson. The U.S. Open remains the final piece of the career Grand Slam for Mickelson, who already holds the record with six runner-up finishes. He finished three shots behind Graeme McDowell in 2010, the last U.S. Open at Pebble.

And while the fairway lines already have been cut much tighter at Pebble, the conditions were so soft that balls plugged in the fairway when they landed and greens easily held shots even from the rough.

Mickelson finishes off a 5th win at Pebble Beach© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Phil Mickelson tips his hat on the 18th green of the Pebble Beach Golf Links after winning the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Pebble Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

"It's nothing like the course we'll see," Mickelson said. "I'll deal with that in six months."

Mickelson lives for the moment. He says he had as much fun winning at Pebble Beach as when he finished one shot behind in the Desert Classic three weeks ago.

It's the thrill of competition. And even at 48, that never gets old.

Woods finds inspiration in Mickelson's win at Pebble Beach.
Tiger Woods kept a close eye on Phil Mickelson's win at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am over the weekend in hopes of replicating his old friend's success. "My entire career, Phil will probably attest to this, we've always looked at the board to figure where one another's at," Woods told ESPN's Bob Harig on Wednesday. "So, we've always had that type of enjoyment of competing against one another. And to see what he's done or to see what he did last year in Mexico at 47 years old gave me confidence that I could somehow do it, maybe last year. And I was able to finally end my season just like he did with a win.

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