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SportPhil Mickelson really, really wanted to finish play Sunday at Pebble Beach

07:35  11 february  2019
07:35  11 february  2019 Source:   golfweek.com

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Mickelson beats everyone but the dark at Pebble Phil Mickelson goes from a three-shot deficit to a three-shot lead at Pebble Beach when the final round is suspended by darkness. The wild day featured rain, sunshine and a hail storm that halted play and leads to first Monday finish since 2000

Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970), nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer. He has won 43 events on the PGA Tour, including five major championships: three Masters titles

Phil Mickelson hitting his tee shot on the 10th hole at Spyglass Hill in the second round of the Pebble Beach Phil Mickelson was part of a five-way tie for first place Friday when play was suspended because of He opted to finish the hole, chipping onto the green, where there was standing water

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Phil Mickelson and the remainder of the field chasing him will resume play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Monday at 11 a.m. Eastern time.

Mickelson stands at 18-under and leads Paul Casey and Scott Stallings by three shots with two holes to play.

As daylight faded above and around the Monterey Peninsula Sunday, Mickelson quickened his pace of play.

"We could finish 17, I could tee off on 18," Mickelson said while lobbying official Mark Russell after completing the 16th hole. "Let's play 17 and see how it goes. I can see fine."

Casey wanted to stop play with his ball on the 16th green and conclude in Monday daylight after the greens would be repaired and revived.

Lefty, who had moved on to No. 17, was not happy when the horn sounded.

Casey's ball was on the 16th green, about four feet from the hole. He'll play that shot when the horn sounds Monday.

"I get what Paul's saying," Mickelson said. "Why hit a four-footer when you get a freshly mowed green. The greens are pretty rough right now."

When Mickelson won at Pebble Beach for the first time in 1998, the event was suspended for six months due to multiple days' worth of bad weather. Officials gave up on Feb. 2 and play resumed and concluded on Aug. 17.

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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. Mickelson in 4-way tie at Pebble after wild finish . Jordan Spieth, who endured a cold, hard rain for the final two hours Friday before play was

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. Mickelson in 4-way tie at Pebble after wild finish . Jordan Spieth, who endured a cold, hard rain for the final two hours Friday before play was

Mickelson trailed co-leaders Tom Watson and Tim Herron by one shot when play resumed in the summer. Mickelson would win the "longest event in PGA Tour history" with a 5-under 67.

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Phil Mickelson is back on top, for the moment. There’s something profoundly American about the old gunslinger strapping on the iron for one last battle, striding into a windy California sun to prove that — as the poet Toby Keith once said — he may not be as good as he once was, but he’s as good once as he ever was. That’s an awful lot of symbolic and narrative weight to hoist onto a Phil Mickelson win at Pebble Beach in February, but what the hell — Phil’s always been golf’s Doc Holliday, staring askew at the mad strangeness of the sport.

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