Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
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How to watch Monday coverage of AT&T Pebble Beach Pro

How to watch Monday coverage of AT&T Pebble Beach Pro

Phil Mickelson leads the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots with two holes to play after the final round was suspended because of fading light.

Mickelson recorded his 44th PGA Tour triumph in style with a closing seven-under-par 65 at Pebble Beach.

Mickelson sat at 18 under, with two holes to play when darkness forced the Monday finish under blue skies, a contrast to Sunday when a hail storm forced a two-hour mid-round delay after the day's play was an hour late getting started because of the cold.

Mickelson was at his best on a course he loves.

He finished at 19-under 268 and joined Tiger Woods as the only players to surpass $90 million in earnings. He also won the pro-am with Don Colleran, the chief sales officer for FedEx.

Casey returned to knock in a four-foot putt to save par at the 16th and leave the pair separated by three heading to the par-three 17th, where both fired tee shots to within eight feet of the flag. He brushed in the putt first thing Monday to send the event to its final two holes.

Mickelson argued that he could "see just fine" on Sunday evening, moments after sunset with two holes remaining.

"I thanked Paul this morning for letting us finish today", he said of the delayed finish. "Sometimes I get in my little bubble and don't see the bigger picture".

Scott Stallings, who posted at 15 under to take the clubhouse lead Sunday, was alone in third.

PGA Tour tournament organisers resumed play on Sunday at 1pm (local time) as greenkeepers frantically cleared the hail and excess water from the greens and fairways using blowers and brooms. He won the British Open that summer in Scotland, and the Mexico Championship previous year.

Undoubtedly Mickelson will be the subject of considerable conjecture when the golf world returns to Pebble Beach in June for the 119th playing of the U.S. Open, the major that defines Lefty's bouts of futility more than anything. A missed cut in Phoenix, Mickelson said, was due in part to a driver experimentation that he quickly abandoned. "I'll deal with that in six months".

For years, Mickelson, 48, has rebuffed talk of his age, choosing to focus on aspects that encouraged him going forward even through a four-year stretch without a victory.

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