The weather made him wait until Monday to close out the Pebble Beach Pro Am, but Phil Mickelson handled his business and got his 44th tour win on Monday.
Mickelson Wins Pebble Beach Pro Am on Monday
He entered the day with a three shot lead after a weather-delayed Sunday and beat out Scott Stallings and Paul Casey on the final two holes to grab his fifth win at this exact event, which put him in a tie with Mark O’Meara for the all time record for number of wins.
Shooting a 19 under 268 for the week of golf, Mickelson attempted to get his playing partner, Pau Casey, to finish the round on Sunday as the sky turned black and visibility was very poor. Casey argued that there wasn’t enough time to finish and the two argued back and forth prior to play being stopped with only two holes left. At this point, Stallings was already finished with his round and had finished with a 15 under par score, which had him tied with Casey at the time.
Entering Sunday’s final round, Mickelson was behind by three strokes to Casey. He shot a 7 under par 65 to take the championship from Casey, who himself was gunning for his third career title.
It’s good to see Lefty racking up the wins and continuing his trek into the record books. Last time I updated the blog, Phil beat Tiger in “The Match.”
Six months from now, Phil will return to this same course and shoot for his final leg of the prestigious “Career Grand Slam” when he seeks a U.S. Open Victory.
You can bet your ass we’ll be cheering for him to win that one!
As Phil is in the twilight of his career, it’s amazing to see him playing this great of golf. He’s won once and been runner up three times already in this early part of the season. 50 career wins is in sight, and Lefty is locked and loaded, shooting for yet another trophy for his impressive trophy case.
Until the next round – Go Lefty!