PEBBLE BEACH, California – Phil Mickelson hit the fifth threshold on the AT&T Pebble Beach pro when the three-point deficit became a three-shot leader when the wild weather day held it from the end of Sunday
Mickelson was a monkey with six birds and he made a great run from 9 iron to the leg beyond the 4th Cup. It started with a five-hole stretch when Mickelson made three birds and Paul Casey had two boges.
The only thing that wasn't Mickelson was the time. The last round started an hour late because of the rain, and then two more hours was delayed when the sun brought a hail storm a few minutes later. Mickelson was 18 holes 18 degrees below. Casey had 3 feet per putt of the same hole when Mickelson tried to lock them, even in the dark.
"I can see well," Mickelson said, "I don't want to put Paul in the wrong place." "
Casey was 15 years old, tied to Scott Stallings, who closed 66. The second, rather than the tie, is the $ 152,000 difference, along with the world ranking points and the FedEx Cup points. Don Colleran, the CEO of Casey and FedEx, had one shot of pro-am.
"I can't see how we can finish," said Casey, traveling to the 16th fairway. two holes in six minutes. I would. & # 39; & # 39;
Mickelson stood on the 17th tee when he heard the horn sound to stop playing and he shook his head.
The rest of his day was much better than the weather. Mickelson has won the 44th time in his career and has matched Mark O & # 39; Mear with five victories in the tournament he first played in 1995. . He won the British Open Summer in Scotland and last year's Mexican Championship.
His remarkable performance was still shared on the stage with the air, which was even changed to Pebble standards. Mickelson and Casey waited until the clouds moved quickly, and the rain turned into a hail that shook the umbrellas, many of them holding the side to reflect the wind. Short white pellets were quickly covered, and the workers left the wiper to remove the cruise.
Sam Saunders, whose grandfather Arnold Palmer was among the owners of Pebble Beach, surpassed the hail and threw it as snow. Patrick Reed's brother helped on his back and tried to make a snow angel. There was never a good opportunity to finish your pro-am format, mostly with a golf course.
Casey has never won three previous times when he had 54 holes in the PGA Tour, all of which were taken from two or more photos, and he kept his own in disregard for Mickelson & # 39; o who has spent three straight birds from 12 feet wide to the thinnest edges. Casey had a lot of daily savings and then Mickelson went.
After 9 iron in 9 feet to get one shot, Mickelson's 10th deck shoe hooked up on the right disk. the fairway side would probably have returned to the ocean, if not for the conditions that the rain would remain so soft that the balls were connected where they landed.
Casey fired for the first time in the 11th hole and the other for twenty-12th when his other cup was short and into the hopper. Mickelson poured it out, showing that his skills did not decrease for 48 years. He just didn't want to stay the next day.
"I came from Paul," Mickelson said. “We will have a good opportunity to get out on fresh greens. I have a good vision, I can see well and wanted to continue. Quite honestly, it's a good thing to have the last two holes playing in fresh conditions. & # 39; & # 39;
Some players ended up in the dark without any chance of winning, but showed that they were playing without light. Scott Piercy had a 15-foot putt that was a bit inclined, and he still ran 7 feet away from the hole and three legs. Jason Day closed the 68's and was ranked fourth in the 13th 175 with Si Woo Kim (68).