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After solo second, Casey hopes to achieve goal at Genesis Open

13 February, 2019, 12:54 | Author: Candice Daniels
  • Hailstones being cleared from a green at Pebble Beach on Sunday

Phil Mickelson had to wait an extra day to finish off his win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday.

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.

Mickelson will return to play the last two holes Monday holding a three-shot lead over playing partner Paul Casey.

Mickelson and Casey were the only players who did not complete the event on Sunday night. There's really no carry-over other than I just really enjoy this place and seem to play some of my best golf here, that's probably about it.

He also became the oldest-ever PGA victor at the famed California coastal layout. The greens were beat up (on Sunday).

Mickelson was standing on the 17th tee when he heard the horn sound to stop play, and he shook his head. "I was very appreciative of that, and I told him that".

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Mickelson's first goal is that fourth green jacket and he believes that even now, at the age of 48, he has the power and the putting touch to give McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and the rest a run for their money in eight weeks' time. Two players have won the Pro-Am and the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in the same year: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. A frightful tee-shot was followed by a chip that failed to find the green and a third that wasn't much better and after a fast start, which had seen him birdie the first two holes and three of the first five, and following a run of 11 straight pars, the 38-year-old Aussie missed his bogey attempt and tapped in for a double-bogey five.

Having won his first title on the Challenge Tour last summer, he went on to finish 14th in the order of merit and earn promotion to the European Tour.

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.

"(It means) absolutely nothing because it's nothing like the course we'll see", Mickelson said. "This golf course, it looks very gettable [but] it can expose you". I have such great memories here and I would love nothing more than to add to it, five months from now.

"I thanked Paul this morning because I sometimes in my own little bubble I don't see the big picture", Mickelson said. 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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