PEBBLE BEACH – Phil Mickelson birdied the 18th hole Monday morning to finish with a final-round 65 and win the weather-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Mickelson and his playing partner, England’s Paul Casey, were the only players still on the course early Sunday evening when play was suspended, with Mickelson holding a three-shot lead at 18-under par. Bad weather accounted for more than three hours of delays on Sunday, leaving them two holes to finish in the morning.
But the wait was worth it for Mickelson and Casey, the third-round leader, who finished in second place.
It was the 44th career win for Mickelson, who has won the tournament on the famed course in Pebble Beach five times.
“It’s been a very special week,” Mickelson, 48, said in post-tournament comments. “This is a special place for me.”
Casey also made his birdie putt at 18 to finish his final round at 71 and take sole possession of second place.
Mickelson, riding a wave of momentum, wanted to finish Sunday night despite the dark skies, but Casey objected.
“I thanked Paul this morning for having us finish in the morning because I get sometimes in my own little bubble and don’t see the big picture,” he said. “The greens were beat up. We had a chance to come out today on fresh greens, better weather and be able to see a lot better. I was very appreciative of that.”