Phil Mickelson up to 17 in OWGR after Pebble win

Phil Mickelson up to 17 in OWGR after Pebble win

Phil Mickelson's bid for a fifth AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am title will head into Monday after play was suspended in a weather-affected final round.

The final round Sunday had been delayed at the start by one hour because of rain, and then sunshine quickly gave way to hail that covered the greens in a sheet of white and led to a two-hour delay.

Sunday's final pairing of Mickelson and Casey have only played 10 holes due to the delay and, with the sun setting just after 5.30pm, are unlikely to complete their rounds in time.

"I just think that both myself and Tiger are going to have a really, really good year this year", Mickelson said.
Casey needed Mickelson to make a big blunder on the two closing holes, and there was little chance of that.

Also the tournament victor in 2010, Langer moved within six of Irwin's tour victory record and won in his 13th straight season to extend his record.

Mickelson briefly went three ahead after converting from eight feet at the 13th, before picking up a sixth birdie of the day at the par-five next to match Casey's 15-footer from the fringe.

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Phil Mickelson has downplayed suggestions that his win at Pebble Beach on Monday will have any bearing on his chances of completing the career grand slam when the U.S. Open is contested at the same venue in June.

Scott Stallings (66) was in the clubhouse on 15-under 272, tied for second with Mickelson's playing partner and overnight leader Paul Casey.

He started the day three shots off Casey's lead but roared to the top of the leaderboard with six birdies that put him 18-under for the tournament with two holes remaining. "I hit some good golf shots and didn't get anything out of it today", Casey said.

Mickelson can thank the weather for having to come back to play on Monday morning. It also moved him up 12 spots in the world rankings to No. 17 - one spot higher than he reached with last year's win at the WGC-Mexico Championship and his best world ranking since he was 16th in November 2016.

Asked in a greenside interview what the performance did for his confidence, Mickelson said: "Absolutely nothing, because it's nothing like the course we'll see".

With a total of five bedrooms and seven baths, four bedroom suites open to ocean-view terraces, including the master suite that includes a sitting room, glamorous marble bath and closets. Jason Day (68) and Kim Si-woo (68) were two strokes further back on 13-under 274.

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