Phil Mickelson wins at Pebble Beach: Is U.S. Open next?

Phil Mickelson wins at Pebble Beach: Is U.S. Open next?

Phil Mickelson wins at Pebble Beach: Is U.S. Open next?

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 when a wild day of weather kept him from finishing Sunday.

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Mickelson was keen to finish despite darkness approaching on Sunday, but Casey opted to mark his ball on the 16th green and the Englishman brushed in the three-foot par putt first thing on Monday to send the event to its final two holes.

American Scott Stallings shot 66 to post a 15-under score. Mickelson never came close to making bogey and won for the 44th time on the PGA Tour. He played the final 26 holes in cold, damp, and windy weather without a bogey.

After playing the 17th and 18th on Monday, Mickelson admitted Casey was right. They were waiting to tee off when sunshine gave way to a hail storm that pounded the golf course as players ducked under umbrellas.

The Portrush man turns 39 in July and while he lost his PGA Tour card previous year and must rely in invitations to fill out his schedule, he wants desperately to be at Royal Portrush for The Open.

Casey chose to stop ahead of his putt on 16 on Sunday, even as Mickelson pushed to start the par-3 17th hole. Before long, the greens were filled with tiny pellets, and workers went from using squeegees for excess water to power blowers to remove the hail.

After a rain-delayed start, Mickelson had produced a blemish-free round and holed six birdies to move to 18 under before play was called off.

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He just didn't want to stay another day. "We had a chance to come out today on fresh greens, better weather and be able to see a lot better".

Those two will still be rivals when they reach the seniors circuit and I think there's an element of "I'll show you I can still do it" about Mickelson's own recent good form.

"(It means) absolutely nothing because it's nothing like the course we'll see", Mickelson said.

"But (coming back) is a good thing; we'll play the last couple holes in ideal conditions".

Some players finished in the dark with no chance of winning, but showed the effect of playing without light.

There is nothing better in golf than eagling the last hole and that fact will not be lost on David Law after the young Scotsman wrapped up his first European Tour title in style on Sunday.

Jason Day closed with a 68 and was tied for fourth at 13-under 175 with Si Woo Kim (68).

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