Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
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Phil Mickelson chasing leader Paul Casey at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro

Phil Mickelson chasing leader Paul Casey at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro

Tony Romo, whose shot from the deck of a hospitality tent went viral on Friday, has withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Saturday.

Quietly, nearly unnoticed, Paul Casey took a more than handy lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, finishing his third round at 15 under par.

Casey had four birdies over his last 10 holes at Spyglass Hill in a mixture of rain, sunshine and wind.

Helping his quest is the fact Casey is not a prolific frontrunner, winning just one PGA Tour event from the four times he has held a 54-hole lead.

Mickelson, among the leaders starting the round, was even for the day through nine after three bogeys and three birdies.

After a level-par outward run on Saturday, McDowell picked up three shots in five holes from the 11th before carding his second bogey of the round at the 16th.

"It was hard out there, especially around the turn there", he said. "So I've been able to make a few more birdies on some of these holes". "But I've got a good chance going into tomorrow".

By making the cut early on Saturday, the five-time major champion has now made 500 cuts in his storied career.

"I just have to play a good solid round", Mickelson said.

Like a scramble out of the pocket to turn a broken play into a touchdown, Romo lined up his next shot and pulled off what one golf media outlet has already dubbed the shot of the year. "He's going to be tough to catch".

"The juices were going".

"It's tricky on occasions, but you have to embrace it", Casey said.

"It's such a joy playing these courses", added Casey, who is seeking a third US PGA Tour title. Piercy carded a 69 at Spyglass. Jordan Spieth fell off in the third round after a promising start to the week, carding a 2-over 74 at Pebble Beach.

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