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No Monday blues for Mickelson as he wins No. 50 at Pebble

No Monday blues for Mickelson as he wins No. 50 at Pebble

Phil Mickelson finished the job to claim his 44th PGA Tour title and 50th overall. Alex Perry wraps up the action from a weather-hit Pebble Beach
 

Pebble Beach Pro-Am report: So what happened?

Phil Mickelson and Paul Casey were on the 16th green on Sunday night, the American leading his English counterpart by three, when they were told they were going to hauled off for failing light.

Phil was fuming, Casey was keen to get off:

And he let his feelings known when the hooter went:

But he came back on Monday to finish the job and claim his 44th PGA Tour title and 50th professional win overall.

Both Mickelson and Casey birdied 18, which meant started and ended Monday’s catch-up with a three-shot lead. The gain on the last meant Casey finished solo 2nd, one clear of Scott Stallings.

Full Pebble Beach Pro-Am leaderboard

If you’re wondering, this is the reason for the delay:

Pebble Beach Pro-Am report: The main talking points

While frustrated at the time, Mickelson will perhaps look at the plight of Scott Piercy and realise he made the right decision.

Piercy was tied-7th at 11-under with a 15-footer for birdie at the par-5 18th.

Deciding to finish in darkness instead of come back on Monday morning, Piercy three-putted for bogey to drop to a tie for 10th alongside Max Homa, Michael Thompson and Chris Stroud.

The bogey was particularly pertinent for Web.com graduates Homa and Thompson, who earn a spot at this week’s Genesis Open as a result of that top 10.

Pebble Beach Pro-Am report: What next for Mickelson?

Lefty will be at Riviera this week, alongside Tiger Woods, as he looks to go back to back and close in on his main goals of 50 PGA Tour titles and a maiden US Open title.

Can he do it? Mark Townsend explains precisely why right here.

And if you’re keen to know what gear Mickelson is using, Matthew Beedle has the rundown here.

Alex Perry

Alex Perry

Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

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