Lefty Wraps Up 5th Title at Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson finished off his record-tying fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Monday morning by playing as well as he did before darkness halted play on Sunday.

The 48-year-old Mickelson parred the 17th hole and sank a six-foot birdie putt on the final hole to complete a bogey-free, 7-under-par 65 to win by three strokes over Paul Casey of England at Pebble Beach Golf Links www.pebblebeach.com.

“It means a lot of play the way I did and finish it off because I didn’t do it in Palm Springs,” said Lefty, who claimed his 44th PGA Tour victory two weeks after leading most of the way before finishing one shot behind Adam Long.

“Pebble Beach is such a special place for me and my family. This is where I started my career and my grandfather (Al Santos) was one of the first caddies here when it opened in 1919. Every time I get here it’s special and it was great to win again today.”

Mickelson, who will return to Pebble Beach in June and try to complete the Career Grand Slam in the U.S. Open, finished the 78th edition of the old Bing Crosby Pro-Am with a 72-hole total of 19-under 268. He equaled Mark O’Meara’s record of five title at Pebble.

Casey, who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, on Monday knocked in a three-foot par putt at No. 16, added another par on the next hole and closed out his 71 by holing a seven-foot birdie putt on the last hole.

That capped a 66 to clinch the pro-am title for Casey and his amateur partner Don Colleran by two shots over Wyndham Clark and amateur Joe Don Rooney, who finished with a 62.

“Phil played a wonderful round of golf and is a very deserving champion,” said Casey, who has won 18 times as a pro but only twice on the PGA Tour. “But I’m over the moon to win the team title with a great friend, who played great all week. We were close last year and got it done this time.”

Mickelson, Casey and Colleran were the only players who had to come back on Monday after darkness halted the final round on Sunday, when a hailstorm suspended play for about two hours earlier in the day.

Scott Stallings finished two shots back in third after a 66, while Jason Day of Australia birdied two of the last four holes to shoot 68 and was five shots back in a tie for fourth with Si Woo Kim of South Korea, who hit his second shot into the water at No. 18 to take a bogey-6 and also finished at 68.

Left-hander Scott Langley collected five birdies on the front nine but cooled off in a 69 to wind up one more back in solo sixth, while Brian Gay sank an eight-foot birdie putt in near-darkness on the final hole to cap a 71 and was seven down in a tie for seventh with Kevin Streelman, whose 65 was low round of the day, and Lucas Glover, who parred the last nine holes for a 72.

Max Homa of Valencia, who was an All-American at Cal, shot 67 and was eight back in a tie for 10th with Michael Thompson, who had a 66, Chris Stroud, who finished at 70, and Scott Piercy, who came in at 73.

Third-ranked Dustin Johnson, a two-time winner at Pebble who was coming off a victory last week in the Saudi International, totaled 71 and finished in a tie for 45th that included 2017 champion Jordan Spieth, who struggled to a 75.

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