AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am 2019

Phil Mickelson wins 44th title

February 07-10
Pebble Beach GL,  Pebble Beach,  California
$7,600,000

Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Phil Mickelson captured his 50th career worldwide title on Monday, finishing off the last two holes of his darkness-halted final round to win the US PGA Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament.


The 48-year-old American closed with a six-foot birdie putt at the par-5 18th hole to complete a bogey-free final round of seven-under par 65 and conclude 72 holes on 19-under 268, defeating England’s Paul Casey by three strokes.

Casey, who also birdied 18 to finish a last-round 71, and Mickelson were the only players stopped by darkness in Sunday’s hail-delayed final round, Mickelson with two holes remaining and a three-stroke edge over Casey, who resumed by making a three-foot par putt at 16.

It was the fifth career PGA victory at Pebble Beach for Mickelson, who matched the all-time record set by fellow American Mark O’Meara. He also became the oldest-ever PGA winner at the famed California coastal layout.

“It has been a special week for me,” Mickelson said. “This is a special place for me. Every time I come here I have special feelings.”

It’s the course where his grandfather worked as a caddie and where he began his pro career.

Mickelson claimed his 44th US PGA Tour title and has also won three European Tour titles, the 2004 Grand Slam of Golf and 2004 Skins Game and a 1993 Challenge Tour event in Paris.

Mickelson had not won on US soil since the 2013 Phoenix Open.

Five-time major champion Mickelson will try to complete a career Grand Slam at Pebble Beach in June at the US Open, an event where he has finished second a record six times, most recently in 2013.

And while he enjoyed the victory, Mickelson didn’t consider it meaningful in any way for the US Open.

“(It means) absolutely nothing because it’s nothing like the course we’ll see,” Mickelson said. “The rough will be so deep and the greens will be so fast it will be a totally different course.”


Scott Stallings, the American who held the clubhouse lead at nightfall Sunday on 15-under, was on hand in case he might be involved in a playoff but settled for third.

Joining Casey and Mickelson on the course Monday was Don Colleran, a FedEx executive who with Casey led the two-man Pro-Am competition by one stroke at 33-under par. Casey’s closing birdie ensured their triumph.

Casey decided to stop ahead of his putt on 16 Sunday even as Mickelson pushed to start the par-3 17th hole.

“I thank Paul for having us come back out here this morning,” Mickelson said. “I get sometimes in my own little bubble and I don’t see the big picture. He protected both of us.”

When they did tee off Monday morning in cold conditions at 17, Mickelson and Casey each drove the ball about eight feet from the cup, missed a birdie putt and tapped in for par.

At 18, Mickelson put the ball in the fairway twice and dropped his approach six feet from the cup to set up his final birdie putt.

Casey was just shy of the green in two but got up and down from six feet to finish second alone.

“I take a lot from this,” Casey said. “I worked on some things, warm-up routines — I’ve worked hard on the putting and it’s starting to pay dividends.”

Casey was pleased to join Colleran as a Pro-Am champion after a near miss last year.

“Over the moon we got the win,” Casey said. “This was a big goal.”


Pos.
Player
Nat
Score
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Phil Mickelson
USA
-19
65
68
70
65
268
2
Paul Casey
ENG
-16
69
64
67
71
271
3
Scott Stallings
USA
-15
67
70
69
66
272
T4
Jason Day
AUS
-13
65
69
72
68
274
T4
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-13
66
71
69
68
274
6
Scott Langley
USA
-12
64
69
73
69
275
T7
Kevin Streelman
USA
-11
70
70
71
65
276
T7
Brian Gay
USA
-11
64
72
69
71
276
T7
Lucas Glover
USA
-11
68
66
70
72
276
T10
Max Homa
USA
-10
73
69
68
67
277
T10
Michael Thompson
USA
-10
70
72
69
66
277
T10
Chris Stroud
USA
-10
69
71
67
70
277
T10
Scott Piercy
USA
-10
70
65
69
73
277
T14
Jim Furyk
USA
-9
72
68
68
70
278
T14
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-9
69
69
69
71
278
T14
Russell Knox
SCO
-9
68
70
68
72
278
T14
Matthew Every
USA
-9
65
71
69
73
278
T18
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-8
69
69
71
70
279
T18
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-8
68
70
70
71
279
T18
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-8
72
70
65
72
279
T18
D. J. Trahan
USA
-8
68
72
72
67
279
T22
Matt Kuchar
USA
-7
67
73
70
70
280
T22
Tyler Duncan
USA
-7
71
68
70
71
280
T22
Patrick Reed
USA
-7
68
70
73
69
280
T22
Trey Mullinax
USA
-7
71
68
73
68
280
T22
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-7
69
68
69
74
280
T22
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-7
69
69
68
74
280
T28
Ernie Els
RSA
-6
69
68
73
71
281
T28
Kevin Kisner
USA
-6
65
71
74
71
281
T28
Nick Taylor
CAN
-6
69
70
71
71
281
T28
Brandon Harkins
USA
-6
69
73
67
72
281
T28
Curtis Luck
AUS
-6
70
67
73
71
281
T28
Brady Schnell
USA
-6
67
72
72
70
281
T28
Martin Trainer
USA
-6
69
73
66
73
281
T28
Branden Grace
RSA
-6
67
69
71
74
281
T28
Cameron Champ
USA
-6
73
69
70
69
281
T28
Tom Lovelady
USA
-6
72
70
70
69
281
T38
Andrew Putnam
USA
-5
75
70
66
71
282
T38
Hank Lebioda
USA
-5
71
69
71
71
282
T38
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
68
70
71
73
282
T38
Sam Saunders
USA
-5
69
70
72
71
282
T38
Julian Etulain
ARG
-5
71
72
69
70
282
T38
Tony Finau
USA
-5
69
73
70
70
282
T38
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
67
69
76
70
282
T45
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-4
70
71
69
73
283
T45
Adam Schenk
USA
-4
70
72
67
74
283
T45
Jordan Spieth
USA
-4
66
68
74
75
283
T45
Josh Teater
USA
-4
70
70
71
72
283
T45
Nate Lashley
USA
-4
67
71
73
72
283
T45
Dustin Johnson
USA
-4
66
73
73
71
283
T45
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-4
73
68
71
71
283
T45
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
69
70
73
71
283
T53
Roberto Castro
USA
-3
68
70
72
74
284
T53
Alex Prugh
USA
-3
69
72
68
75
284
T53
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
71
68
72
73
284
T53
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
71
71
70
72
284
57
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
67
73
71
74
285
58
John Rollins
USA
-1
73
69
70
74
286
T59
Cody Gribble
USA
3
66
73
73
78
290
T59
Cameron Davis
AUS
3
72
68
72
78
290
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-1
73
69
72
214
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
68
75
71
214
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
74
72
68
214
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
-1
70
79
65
214
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
66
74
74
214
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-1
74
67
73
214
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
71
70
73
214
CUT
Ryan Ruffels
AUS
-1
71
71
72
214
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-1
74
70
70
214
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
70
69
75
214
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
-1
67
73
74
214
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
Par
69
69
77
215
CUT
Kenny Perry
USA
Par
67
71
77
215
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
Par
68
69
78
215
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
Par
72
69
74
215
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
72
70
73
215
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
Par
70
69
76
215
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
Par
72
70
73
215
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
Par
71
77
67
215
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
Par
68
69
78
215
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
1
69
73
74
216
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
1
72
75
69
216
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
1
69
73
74
216
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
69
72
75
216
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
1
73
70
73
216
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
1
71
75
70
216
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
1
68
74
74
216
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
1
73
74
69
216
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
72
72
72
216
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
1
71
70
75
216
CUT
Broc Everett
USA
2
74
74
69
217
CUT
James Hahn
USA
2
71
74
72
217
CUT
Jason Gore
USA
2
73
72
72
217
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
2
71
70
76
217
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
2
71
68
78
217
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
2
70
75
72
217
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
2
67
74
76
217
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
2
71
77
69
217
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
73
73
71
217
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
3
73
73
72
218
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
3
69
74
75
218
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
3
75
73
70
218
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
3
73
72
73
218
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
3
74
72
72
218
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
3
75
71
72
218
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
3
72
73
73
218
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
3
69
76
73
218
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
3
72
78
68
218
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
3
70
75
73
218
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
4
71
74
74
219
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
4
70
74
75
219
CUT
John Huh
USA
4
72
76
71
219
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
4
74
73
72
219
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
4
72
73
74
219
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
5
76
73
71
220
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
5
71
74
75
220
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
5
75
71
74
220
CUT
David Duval
USA
5
73
72
75
220
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
5
75
70
75
220
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
71
73
76
220
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
7
77
79
66
222
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
7
75
70
77
222
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
7
69
75
78
222
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
7
72
74
76
222
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
8
70
80
73
223
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
8
73
74
76
223
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
8
72
76
75
223
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
9
76
78
70
224
CUT
Ho-Sung Choi
KOR
9
72
75
77
224
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
9
76
71
77
224
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
9
72
77
75
224
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
10
81
70
74
225
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
11
74
74
78
226
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
11
73
74
79
226
CUT
Jerry Kelly
USA
11
71
74
81
226
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
72
77
77
226
CUT
Davis Love IV
USA
12
74
72
81
227
CUT
John Catlin
USA
12
77
73
77
227
CUT
John Chin
USA
12
78
77
72
227
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
12
77
73
77
227
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
12
82
74
71
227
CUT
Jason Schmuhl
USA
13
73
80
75
228
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
13
74
79
75
228
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
13
77
75
76
228
CUT
Steve Jones
USA
20
76
83
76
235
MDF
Adam Scott
AUS
-2
70
72
71
213
MDF
Austin Cook
USA
-2
66
74
73
213
MDF
Charley Hoffman
USA
-2
69
72
72
213
MDF
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
72
73
68
213
MDF
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-2
67
71
75
213
MDF
John Senden
AUS
-2
72
72
69
213
MDF
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
68
74
71
213
MDF
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-2
69
71
73
213
MDF
Steve Stricker
USA
-2
68
75
70
213
MDF
Wyndham Clark
USA
-2
73
69
71
213
RET
Sean O’Hair
USA
Par
0

Round 4 – Phil Mickelson leading by 3 shots as play suspended

Phil Mickelson was closing in on a fifth Pebble Beach Pro-Am title when darkness halted play in the final round of the weather-hit US PGA Tour tournament.


Mickelson will return to play the last two holes on Monday holding a three-shot lead over playing partner Paul Casey.

Red-hot Mickelson and Casey had opposing views on whether to continue as darkness fell, Mickelson putting out for a par at the 16th and saying he was ready to head to 17 as Casey opted to call it a day with a three-foot putt for par in front of him.

“I can see fine,” Mickelson told a rules official on the 16th green. But he said he understood Casey’s perspective.

“I get exactly where Paul’s coming from,” Mickelson said. “It’s dark and we’re going to have a good chance tomorrow to come out on fresh greens. They got pretty rough this afternoon so I totally get it.

“But I have pretty good vision, I can see fine and I’m playing well so I wanted to continue, that’s all there is to it.

Casey said he didn’t see why they should continue in the gathering darkness when they wouldn’t be able to complete the round.

“From my angle it was are we going to get 18 done,” he said. “We weren’t going to get 18 done.”

The last two groups didn’t tee off until after two weather delays, with rain postponing the start of play for an hour and a hailstorm bringing another two-hour hold-up.

Mickelson, gunning for a 44th US PGA Tour title, was unfazed by the uncertainty.

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.

He gained ground with birdies at the par-five second and the fourth, then made back-to-back birdies at the ninth and 10th — two of the toughest holes on the course.

He curled in a seven-footer for birdie at 13 and drained a six-footer at 14.


Casey, meanwhile, struggled to get anything going. A birdie at the second was followed by eight straight pars before back-to-back bogeys at 11 and 12.

A birdie from the fringe at 14 left him even for the day and 15-under par for the tournament.

American Scott Stallings was in the clubhouse on 15-under after a six-under par 66 with Jason Day of Australian and South Korean Kim Si-woo tied for fourth on 13-under.

Casey called Mickelson’s effort “a phenomenal round of golf” but added: “It’s not over yet”.

Mickelson, who could join Mark O’Meara as the only five-time winners of the tournament, is no stranger to the fickle February weather on the Monterey Peninsula.

The last time the final round was played on Monday was in 2000, when Tiger Woods rallied from a five-shot deficit.

In 2009, rain prevented a planned Monday finish and Dustin Johnson was declared the winner after 54 holes.

Mickelson’s first Pebble Beach title back in 1998 came when the weather was so bad that the final round was actually played on a Monday in August — six months after the tournament began.

“That’s probably a good omen,” Mickelson said.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Hole
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Phil Mickelson
USA
-18
16
65
68
70
203
T2
Scott Stallings
USA
-15
18
67
70
69
66
272
T2
Paul Casey
ENG
-15
15
69
64
67
200
T4
Jason Day
AUS
-13
18
65
69
72
68
274
T4
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-13
18
66
71
69
68
274
6
Scott Langley
USA
-12
18
64
69
73
69
275
T7
Brian Gay
USA
-11
18
64
72
69
71
276
T7
Kevin Streelman
USA
-11
18
70
70
71
65
276
T7
Lucas Glover
USA
-11
18
68
66
70
72
276
T10
Chris Stroud
USA
-10
18
69
71
67
70
277
T10
Max Homa
USA
-10
18
73
69
68
67
277
T10
Michael Thompson
USA
-10
18
70
72
69
66
277
T10
Scott Piercy
USA
-10
18
70
65
69
73
277
T14
Jim Furyk
USA
-9
18
72
68
68
70
278
T14
Matthew Every
USA
-9
18
65
71
69
73
278
T14
Russell Knox
SCO
-9
18
68
70
68
72
278
T14
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-9
18
69
69
69
71
278
T18
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-8
18
72
70
65
72
279
T18
D. J. Trahan
USA
-8
18
68
72
72
67
279
T18
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-8
18
68
70
70
71
279
T18
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-8
18
69
69
71
70
279
T22
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-7
18
69
69
68
74
280
T22
Matt Kuchar
USA
-7
18
67
73
70
70
280
T22
Patrick Reed
USA
-7
18
68
70
73
69
280
T22
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-7
18
69
68
69
74
280
T22
Trey Mullinax
USA
-7
18
71
68
73
68
280
T22
Tyler Duncan
USA
-7
18
71
68
70
71
280
T28
Brady Schnell
USA
-6
18
67
72
72
70
281
T28
Branden Grace
RSA
-6
18
67
69
71
74
281
T28
Brandon Harkins
USA
-6
18
69
73
67
72
281
T28
Cameron Champ
USA
-6
18
73
69
70
69
281
T28
Curtis Luck
AUS
-6
18
70
67
73
71
281
T28
Ernie Els
RSA
-6
18
69
68
73
71
281
T28
Kevin Kisner
USA
-6
18
65
71
74
71
281
T28
Martin Trainer
USA
-6
18
69
73
66
73
281
T28
Nick Taylor
CAN
-6
18
69
70
71
71
281
T28
Tom Lovelady
USA
-6
18
72
70
70
69
281
T38
Andrew Putnam
USA
-5
18
75
70
66
71
282
T38
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
18
68
70
71
73
282
T38
Hank Lebioda
USA
-5
18
71
69
71
71
282
T38
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-5
18
67
69
76
70
282
T38
Julian Etulain
ARG
-5
18
71
72
69
70
282
T38
Sam Saunders
USA
-5
18
69
70
72
71
282
T38
Tony Finau
USA
-5
18
69
73
70
70
282
T45
Adam Schenk
USA
-4
18
70
72
67
74
283
T45
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-4
18
70
71
69
73
283
T45
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
18
69
70
73
71
283
T45
Dustin Johnson
USA
-4
18
66
73
73
71
283
T45
Jordan Spieth
USA
-4
18
66
68
74
75
283
T45
Josh Teater
USA
-4
18
70
70
71
72
283
T45
Nate Lashley
USA
-4
18
67
71
73
72
283
T45
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-4
18
73
68
71
71
283
T53
Alex Prugh
USA
-3
18
69
72
68
75
284
T53
Cameron Tringale
USA
-3
18
71
68
72
73
284
T53
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
18
71
71
70
72
284
T53
Roberto Castro
USA
-3
18
68
70
72
74
284
57
Johnson Wagner
USA
-2
18
67
73
71
74
285
58
John Rollins
USA
-1
18
73
69
70
74
286
T59
Cameron Davis
AUS
3
18
72
68
72
78
290
T59
Cody Gribble
USA
3
18
66
73
73
78
290
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-1
18
73
69
72
214
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
18
68
75
71
214
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
18
74
72
68
214
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
-1
18
70
79
65
214
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
18
66
74
74
214
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-1
18
74
67
73
214
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
18
71
70
73
214
CUT
Ryan Ruffels
AUS
-1
18
71
71
72
214
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-1
18
74
70
70
214
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
18
70
69
75
214
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
-1
18
67
73
74
214
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
Par
18
69
69
77
215
CUT
Kenny Perry
USA
Par
18
67
71
77
215
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
Par
18
68
69
78
215
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
Par
18
72
69
74
215
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
18
72
70
73
215
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
Par
18
70
69
76
215
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
Par
18
72
70
73
215
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
Par
18
71
77
67
215
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
Par
18
68
69
78
215
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
1
18
69
73
74
216
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
1
18
72
75
69
216
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
1
18
69
73
74
216
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
18
69
72
75
216
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
1
18
73
70
73
216
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
1
18
71
75
70
216
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
1
18
68
74
74
216
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
1
18
73
74
69
216
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
18
72
72
72
216
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
1
18
71
70
75
216
CUT
Broc Everett
USA
2
18
74
74
69
217
CUT
James Hahn
USA
2
18
71
74
72
217
CUT
Jason Gore
USA
2
18
73
72
72
217
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
2
18
71
70
76
217
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
2
18
71
68
78
217
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
2
18
70
75
72
217
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
2
18
67
74
76
217
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
2
18
71
77
69
217
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
18
73
73
71
217
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
3
18
73
73
72
218
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
3
18
69
74
75
218
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
3
18
75
73
70
218
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
3
18
73
72
73
218
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
3
18
74
72
72
218
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
3
18
75
71
72
218
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
3
18
72
73
73
218
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
3
18
69
76
73
218
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
3
18
72
78
68
218
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
3
18
70
75
73
218
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
4
18
71
74
74
219
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
4
18
70
74
75
219
CUT
John Huh
USA
4
18
72
76
71
219
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
4
18
74
73
72
219
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
4
18
72
73
74
219
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
5
18
76
73
71
220
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
5
18
71
74
75
220
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
5
18
75
71
74
220
CUT
David Duval
USA
5
18
73
72
75
220
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
5
18
75
70
75
220
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
18
71
73
76
220
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
7
18
77
79
66
222
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
7
18
75
70
77
222
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
7
18
69
75
78
222
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
7
18
72
74
76
222
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
8
18
70
80
73
223
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
8
18
73
74
76
223
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
8
18
72
76
75
223
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
9
18
76
78
70
224
CUT
Ho-Sung Choi
KOR
9
18
72
75
77
224
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
9
18
76
71
77
224
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
9
18
72
77
75
224
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
10
18
81
70
74
225
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
11
18
74
74
78
226
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
11
18
73
74
79
226
CUT
Jerry Kelly
USA
11
18
71
74
81
226
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
18
72
77
77
226
CUT
Davis Love IV
USA
12
18
74
72
81
227
CUT
John Catlin
USA
12
18
77
73
77
227
CUT
John Chin
USA
12
18
78
77
72
227
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
12
18
77
73
77
227
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
12
18
82
74
71
227
CUT
Jason Schmuhl
USA
13
18
73
80
75
228
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
13
18
74
79
75
228
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
13
18
77
75
76
228
CUT
Steve Jones
USA
20
18
76
83
76
235
MDF
Adam Scott
AUS
-2
18
70
72
71
213
MDF
Austin Cook
USA
-2
18
66
74
73
213
MDF
Charley Hoffman
USA
-2
18
69
72
72
213
MDF
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
18
72
73
68
213
MDF
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-2
18
67
71
75
213
MDF
John Senden
AUS
-2
18
72
72
69
213
MDF
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
18
68
74
71
213
MDF
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-2
18
69
71
73
213
MDF
Steve Stricker
USA
-2
18
68
75
70
213
MDF
Wyndham Clark
USA
-2
18
73
69
71
213
RET
Sean O’Hair
USA
Par
0

Round 3 – Paul Casey takes 3-shot lead over Mickelson

England’s Paul Casey fired six birdies in a five-under par 65 on Saturday to pull away to a three-stroke lead over five-time major winner Phil Mickelson at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.


Casey played at Spyglass Hill, one of three courses in use over the first three rounds, and after a birdie and bogey on the front nine he birdied five holes coming in.

Having started the round in a four-way tie for the lead, his 67 gave him a 15-under par total of 200 and a three-shot lead over Mickelson, who carded a two-under par 70 at Pebble Beach for a 12-under total of 203.

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

After a second straight bogey at the 10th, he rallied with a birdie at the 13th, where he landed a wedge three feet from the pin, and an eagle at the par-five 14th — where he stuck his second shot within four feet.

“I actually thought it was a successful round,” said Mickelson, who said the sometimes-heavy showers made the going tough at times.

“It was difficult out there, especially around the turn there,” he said. “It was very difficult but I was able to come back when it cleared up.

“I’ve got a good chance going into tomorrow,” added Mickelson, who will be playing in the final group on Sunday for the second time in his last three starts.

Mickelson, who made his 500th career cut on Saturday, could join Mark O’Meara as the only five-time winners of the event, Mickelson’s most recent triumph coming in 2012.

“I just have to play a good solid round,” Mickelson said. “Obviously Paul is playing some great golf. He’s going to be tough to catch.”


Casey, coming off a runner-up finish in the Singapore Open in January, said that performance at Sentosa Golf Club had energized him.

“The juices were going. Because of that I’m playing better,” said Casey, who was enjoying the Pro-Am experience, which can test the patience of the pros — especially with the kind of soaking weather that has further slowed things this week.

“It’s tricky on occasions, but you have to embrace it,” Casey said. “The bit you can’t control, the weather, you’ve just got to cross your fingers and hope you’re at the right part of the golf course at the right time.

“It’s such a joy playing these courses,” added Casey, who is seeking a third US PGA Tour title. “I’ve always loved Pebble — how could you not?”

Americans Scott Piercy and Lucas Glover shared third place on 204. A late bogey at Monterey Peninsula saw Glover drop from 12-under to 11-under 204 after a 70. Piercy carded a 69 at Spyglass.

Jordan Spieth, who was tied for the lead through 16 holes when rain halted the second round on Friday, returned with a late bogey to start the third round one off the pace.

He was in the hunt until two double bogeys on the back nine at Pebble Beach left him eight adrift.



Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Paul Casey
ENG
-15
69
64
67
200
2
Phil Mickelson
USA
-12
65
68
70
203
T3
Scott Piercy
USA
-11
70
65
69
204
T3
Lucas Glover
USA
-11
68
66
70
204
T5
Brian Gay
USA
-10
64
72
69
205
T5
Matthew Every
USA
-10
65
71
69
205
T7
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-9
69
69
68
206
T7
Russell Knox
SCO
-9
68
70
68
206
T7
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-9
66
71
69
206
T7
Scott Langley
USA
-9
64
69
73
206
T7
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-9
69
68
69
206
T7
Jason Day
AUS
-9
65
69
72
206
T7
Scott Stallings
USA
-9
67
70
69
206
T14
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-8
72
70
65
207
T14
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-8
69
69
69
207
T14
Branden Grace
RSA
-8
67
69
71
207
T14
Chris Stroud
USA
-8
69
71
67
207
T18
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-7
68
70
70
208
T18
Jim Furyk
USA
-7
72
68
68
208
T18
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
66
68
74
208
T18
Martin Trainer
USA
-7
69
73
66
208
T22
Alex Prugh
USA
-6
69
72
68
209
T22
Adam Schenk
USA
-6
70
72
67
209
T22
Brandon Harkins
USA
-6
69
73
67
209
T22
Chez Reavie
USA
-6
68
70
71
209
T22
Tyler Duncan
USA
-6
71
68
70
209
T22
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-6
69
69
71
209
T28
Ernie Els
RSA
-5
69
68
73
210
T28
Nick Taylor
CAN
-5
69
70
71
210
T28
Kevin Kisner
USA
-5
65
71
74
210
T28
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-5
70
71
69
210
T28
Roberto Castro
USA
-5
68
70
72
210
T28
Max Homa
USA
-5
73
69
68
210
T28
Matt Kuchar
USA
-5
67
73
70
210
T28
Curtis Luck
AUS
-5
70
67
73
210
T36
Hank Lebioda
USA
-4
71
69
71
211
T36
Kevin Streelman
USA
-4
70
70
71
211
T36
Andrew Putnam
USA
-4
75
70
66
211
T36
Michael Thompson
USA
-4
70
72
69
211
T36
Cameron Tringale
USA
-4
71
68
72
211
T36
Josh Teater
USA
-4
70
70
71
211
T36
Brady Schnell
USA
-4
67
72
72
211
T36
Sam Saunders
USA
-4
69
70
72
211
T36
Patrick Reed
USA
-4
68
70
73
211
T36
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
67
73
71
211
T36
Nate Lashley
USA
-4
67
71
73
211
T47
Matt Jones
AUS
-3
71
71
70
212
T47
Julian Etulain
ARG
-3
71
72
69
212
T47
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
71
68
73
212
T47
Cameron Champ
USA
-3
73
69
70
212
T47
Dustin Johnson
USA
-3
66
73
73
212
T47
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-3
73
68
71
212
T47
Tony Finau
USA
-3
69
73
70
212
T47
Cody Gribble
USA
-3
66
73
73
212
T47
Tom Lovelady
USA
-3
72
70
70
212
T47
Brian Stuard
USA
-3
69
70
73
212
T47
John Rollins
USA
-3
73
69
70
212
T47
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-3
67
69
76
212
T47
D. J. Trahan
USA
-3
68
72
72
212
T47
Cameron Davis
AUS
-3
72
68
72
212
CUT
Adam Scott
AUS
-2
70
72
71
213
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
-2
66
74
73
213
CUT
Charley Hoffman
USA
-2
69
72
72
213
CUT
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
-2
72
73
68
213
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-2
67
71
75
213
CUT
John Senden
AUS
-2
72
72
69
213
CUT
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
68
74
71
213
CUT
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-2
69
71
73
213
CUT
Steve Stricker
USA
-2
68
75
70
213
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
-2
73
69
71
213
CUT
Adam Long
USA
-1
73
69
72
214
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
68
75
71
214
CUT
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
-1
74
72
68
214
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
-1
70
79
65
214
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-1
66
74
74
214
CUT
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-1
74
67
73
214
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
71
70
73
214
CUT
Ryan Ruffels
AUS
-1
71
71
72
214
CUT
Stephan Jaeger
GER
-1
74
70
70
214
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
70
69
75
214
CUT
Wes Roach
USA
-1
67
73
74
214
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
Par
69
69
77
215
CUT
Kenny Perry
USA
Par
67
71
77
215
CUT
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
Par
68
69
78
215
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
Par
72
69
74
215
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
72
70
73
215
CUT
Ricky Barnes
USA
Par
70
69
76
215
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
Par
72
70
73
215
CUT
Shane Lowry
IRL
Par
71
77
67
215
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
Par
68
69
78
215
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
1
69
73
74
216
CUT
Anders Albertson
USA
1
72
75
69
216
CUT
Brendon Todd
USA
1
69
73
74
216
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
1
69
72
75
216
CUT
Chad Collins
USA
1
73
70
73
216
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
1
71
75
70
216
CUT
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
1
68
74
74
216
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
1
73
74
69
216
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
72
72
72
216
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
1
71
70
75
216
CUT
Broc Everett
USA
2
74
74
69
217
CUT
James Hahn
USA
2
71
74
72
217
CUT
Jason Gore
USA
2
73
72
72
217
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
2
71
70
76
217
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
2
71
68
78
217
CUT
Ryan Armour
USA
2
70
75
72
217
CUT
Seth Reeves
USA
2
67
74
76
217
CUT
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
2
71
77
69
217
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
73
73
71
217
CUT
Adam Svensson
CAN
3
73
73
72
218
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
3
69
74
75
218
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
3
75
73
70
218
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
3
73
72
73
218
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
3
74
72
72
218
CUT
Jimmy Walker
USA
3
75
71
72
218
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
3
72
73
73
218
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
3
69
76
73
218
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
3
72
78
68
218
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
3
70
75
73
218
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
4
71
74
74
219
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
4
70
74
75
219
CUT
John Huh
USA
4
72
76
71
219
CUT
Kyle Jones
USA
4
74
73
72
219
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
4
72
73
74
219
CUT
Alex Cejka
GER
5
76
73
71
220
CUT
Brian Davis
ENG
5
71
74
75
220
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
5
75
71
74
220
CUT
David Duval
USA
5
73
72
75
220
CUT
David Lingmerth
SWE
5
75
70
75
220
CUT
Joey Garber
USA
5
71
73
76
220
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
7
77
79
66
222
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
7
75
70
77
222
CUT
Parker McLachlin
USA
7
69
75
78
222
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
7
72
74
76
222
CUT
Ben Crane
USA
8
70
80
73
223
CUT
Chris Thompson
USA
8
73
74
76
223
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
8
72
76
75
223
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
9
76
78
70
224
CUT
Ho-Sung Choi
KOR
9
72
75
77
224
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
9
76
71
77
224
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
9
72
77
75
224
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
10
81
70
74
225
CUT
Chase Wright
USA
11
74
74
78
226
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
11
73
74
79
226
CUT
Jerry Kelly
USA
11
71
74
81
226
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
11
72
77
77
226
CUT
Davis Love IV
USA
12
74
72
81
227
CUT
John Catlin
USA
12
77
73
77
227
CUT
John Chin
USA
12
78
77
72
227
CUT
Kramer Hickok
USA
12
77
73
77
227
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
12
82
74
71
227
CUT
Jason Schmuhl
USA
13
73
80
75
228
CUT
Jim Knous
USA
13
74
79
75
228
CUT
Roger Sloan
CAN
13
77
75
76
228
CUT
Steve Jones
USA
20
76
83
76
235
RET
Sean O’Hair
USA
Par
0

Round 2 – Five-way tie at the top in Pebble Beach

Phil Mickelson made seven birdies and three bogeys on a rain-hit Pebble Beach to grab a share of the lead alongside Lucas Glover, Paul Casey, Scott Langley and Jordan Spieth at 10-under.


Following an opening round with no missed fairway, a first in two decades, Mickelson struggled on Friday.

“I didn’t drive it like I did yesterday. Here you’ve got to be in the fairway and I was fractionally off on a couple of holes. Both par fives in the front and that ended up costing me probably three shots if I hit those fairways.”

He was saved by the quality of his putting and credited his familiarity with the course’s greens for his success at a tournament he has won four times.

“I grew up in California and I’m used to the poa greens,” he said. “I think that’s a big adjustment for a lot of guys, seeing how the ball rolls on that particular grass and adjusting to the soft conditions. But growing up here you get used to it and figure it out.”


Paul Casey had the best round of the quintet with five birdies, an eagle and no bogeys for a 64.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Lucas Glover
USA
-10
68
66
134
T1
Paul Casey
ENG
-10
69
64
133
T1
Phil Mickelson
USA
-10
65
68
133
T1
Scott Langley
USA
-10
64
69
133
T1
Jordan Spieth
USA
-10
66
66
6
Jason Day
AUS
-9
65
65
7
Scott Piercy
USA
-8
70
70
T8
Branden Grace
RSA
-7
67
69
136
T8
Brian Gay
USA
-7
64
72
136
T8
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-7
67
69
136
T8
Kevin Kisner
USA
-7
65
71
136
T8
Matthew Every
USA
-7
65
71
136
T8
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-7
69
68
137
T8
Scott Stallings
USA
-7
67
70
137
T15
Curtis Luck
AUS
-6
70
67
137
T15
Ernie Els
RSA
-6
69
68
137
T15
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-6
67
71
138
T15
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-6
66
71
137
T15
Talor Gooch
USA
-6
68
69
137
T15
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-6
68
68
T15
Roberto Castro
USA
-6
68
68
T22
Beau Hossler
USA
-5
69
69
138
T22
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
68
70
138
T22
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-5
68
70
138
T22
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-5
69
69
138
T22
Kenny Perry
USA
-5
67
71
138
T22
Nate Lashley
USA
-5
67
71
138
T22
Patrick Reed
USA
-5
68
70
138
T22
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-5
69
69
138
T22
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
68
70
138
T22
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-5
70
69
139
T22
Cameron Tringale
USA
-5
71
71
T33
Brian Stuard
USA
-4
69
70
139
T33
Cameron Davis
AUS
-4
72
68
140
T33
Jim Furyk
USA
-4
72
68
140
T33
Johnson Wagner
USA
-4
67
73
140
T33
Nick Taylor
CAN
-4
69
70
139
T33
Sam Saunders
USA
-4
69
70
139
T33
Trey Mullinax
USA
-4
71
68
139
T33
Tyler Duncan
USA
-4
71
68
139
T33
Cody Gribble
USA
-4
66
66
T33
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-4
69
69
T33
Brady Schnell
USA
-4
67
67
T33
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-4
69
69
T45
Austin Cook
USA
-3
66
74
140
T45
Chris Stroud
USA
-3
69
71
140
T45
D. J. Trahan
USA
-3
68
72
140
T45
Hank Lebioda
USA
-3
71
69
140
T45
Josh Teater
USA
-3
70
70
140
T45
Kevin Streelman
USA
-3
70
70
140
T45
Matt Kuchar
USA
-3
67
73
140
T45
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-3
74
67
141
T45
Michael Kim
KOR
-3
72
69
141
T45
Wes Roach
USA
-3
67
73
140
T45
Ricky Barnes
USA
-3
70
70
T45
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-3
70
70
T45
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
69
69
T45
Dustin Johnson
USA
-3
66
66
T45
Keith Mitchell
USA
-3
66
66
T45
Russell Henley
USA
-3
71
71
T45
Seth Reeves
USA
-3
67
67
T62
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-2
72
70
142
T62
Adam Long
USA
-2
73
69
142
T62
Alex Prugh
USA
-2
69
72
141
T62
Cameron Champ
USA
-2
73
69
142
T62
Chad Campbell
USA
-2
69
72
141
T62
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-2
68
74
142
T62
Martin Laird
SCO
-2
68
74
142
T62
Matt Jones
AUS
-2
71
71
142
T62
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-2
71
70
141
T62
Michael Thompson
USA
-2
70
72
142
T62
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-2
71
70
141
T62
Tom Hoge
USA
-2
71
70
141
T62
Wyndham Clark
USA
-2
73
69
142
T62
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-2
69
69
T62
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-2
73
73
T62
Tony Finau
USA
-2
69
69
T78
Adam Scott
AUS
-1
70
72
142
T78
Brandon Harkins
USA
-1
69
73
142
T78
Brendon Todd
USA
-1
69
73
142
T78
John Rollins
USA
-1
73
69
142
T78
Martin Trainer
USA
-1
69
73
142
T78
Ryan Ruffels
AUS
-1
71
71
142
T78
Scott Brown
USA
-1
72
70
142
T78
Richy Werenski
USA
-1
72
72
T78
Pat Perez
USA
-1
69
69
T78
Doug Ghim
USA
-1
68
68
T78
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
72
72
T89
Brandt Snedeker
USA
Par
69
74
143
T89
Chad Collins
USA
Par
73
70
143
T89
J. J. Henry
USA
Par
70
74
144
T89
John Senden
AUS
Par
72
72
144
T89
Steve Stricker
USA
Par
68
75
143
T89
Julian Etulain
ARG
Par
71
71
T89
Adam Schenk
USA
Par
70
70
T89
Max Homa
USA
Par
73
73
T97
Andrew Putnam
USA
1
75
70
145
T97
David Duval
USA
1
73
72
145
T97
James Hahn
USA
1
71
74
145
T97
Joey Garber
USA
1
71
73
144
T97
Kelly Kraft
USA
1
72
73
145
T97
Parker McLachlin
USA
1
69
75
144
T97
Ryan Palmer
USA
1
70
75
145
T97
Stephan Jaeger
GER
1
74
70
144
T97
Sebastian Munoz
COL
1
72
72
T106
Adam Svensson
CAN
2
73
73
146
T106
Brian Davis
ENG
2
71
74
145
T106
David Lingmerth
SWE
2
75
70
145
T106
Davis Love III
USA
2
71
74
145
T106
Derek Fathauer
USA
2
75
70
145
T106
Hunter Mahan
USA
2
71
75
146
T106
J. J. Spaun
USA
2
74
72
146
T106
Jason Gore
USA
2
73
72
145
T106
Jerry Kelly
USA
2
71
74
145
T106
Jimmy Walker
USA
2
75
71
146
T106
Peter Malnati
USA
2
72
74
146
T106
Ryan Armour
USA
2
70
75
145
T106
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
73
73
146
T106
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
2
72
72
T106
Nick Watney
USA
2
73
73
T121
Anders Albertson
USA
3
72
75
147
T121
Davis Love IV
USA
3
74
72
146
T121
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
3
74
72
146
T121
Sepp Straka
AUT
3
72
72
T121
D. A. Points
USA
3
75
75
T121
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
3
73
73
T121
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
3
72
72
T128
Chris Thompson
USA
4
73
74
147
T128
Corey Conners
CAN
4
75
73
148
T128
David Hearn
CAN
4
73
74
147
T128
Ho-Sung Choi
KOR
4
72
75
147
T128
J. B. Holmes
USA
4
76
71
147
T128
Martin Piller
USA
4
72
76
148
T128
Shane Lowry
IRL
4
71
77
148
T128
Alex Cejka
GER
4
76
76
T136
Grayson Murray
USA
5
70
79
149
T136
John Huh
USA
5
72
76
148
T136
Rod Pampling
AUS
5
72
77
149
T136
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
5
71
77
148
T136
Kyle Jones
USA
5
74
74
T136
Broc Everett
USA
5
74
74
T142
Ben Crane
USA
6
70
80
150
T142
John Catlin
USA
6
77
73
150
T142
Kramer Hickok
USA
6
77
73
150
T142
Chase Wright
USA
6
74
74
T142
Jason Schmuhl
USA
6
73
73
147
Patrick Rodgers
USA
7
72
78
150
148
Roger Sloan
CAN
8
77
77
T149
Jim Knous
USA
9
74
79
153
T149
Robert Garrigus
USA
9
81
81
T151
Chesson Hadley
USA
10
76
78
154
T151
John Chin
USA
10
78
78
T153
Brice Garnett
USA
12
77
79
156
T153
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
12
82
82
155
Steve Jones
USA
16
76
76
RET
Sean O’Hair
USA
Par
0

Round 1 – Brian Gay & Scott Langley tied for lead in California

Brian Gay and Scott Langley shared the lead after the opening round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am US PGA Tour event in California on Thursday.


Gay, a 47-year-old journeyman whose most recent of four victories on the PGA Tour came in 2013, fired a seven-under-par 64 on the Monterey Peninsula Country Club course to move to to the top of the leaderboard.

Langley, who is yet to claim a win on the Tour, reeled off nine birdies and two bogeys on the Monterey course on his way to a share of the lead.

His round included a birdie on the par-three ninth, his 18th hole of the day, to leave him alongside Gay on seven under.

Five-time Major winner Phil Mickelson was among a group of six players tied for third place on six under which also included Australia’s Jason Day .

Mickelson thrust himself into contention after hitting every fairway for the first time in his career.

“I may have done it before, but I don’t ever recall doing it,” a satisfied Mickelson said afterwards.

The tournament, which sees professionals play alongside celebrities, is spread across three courses near the picturesque town of Carmel — Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula.

Mickelson started slowly with two birdies and a bogey on the front nine before erupting down the stretch with five birdies and four pars.

He carved out birdie chances with some scintillating iron play, most notably with two solid approaches on the 12th and 13th holes to set up birdie putts which he duly drained.

“It was a really solid round, good solid start, and we had beautiful weather and the golf course here is in spectacular shape,” said Mickelson, the world number 29.

If history is any guide, Mickelson will draw encouragement from his opening round. On the three previous occasions he opened with a score of 65 or better at Pebble Beach, he went on to win.

He is chasing a fifth victory in the tournament after missing the cut at the Phoenix Open last week.


Nine players were a single shot back on five under, including South Africa’s Branden Grace , who played the Pebble Beach course. Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson were also on five under.

Grace got off to a flying start with a birdie on the first followed by an eagle on the par-five second, when he guided his second shot off the fairway 237 yards to leave himself a 24-foot putt.


Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Brian Gay
USA
-7
64
T1
Scott Langley
USA
-7
64
T3
Cody Gribble
USA
-6
66
T3
Jason Day
AUS
-6
65
T3
Phil Mickelson
USA
-6
65
T3
Matthew Every
USA
-6
65
T3
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-6
66
T3
Kevin Kisner
USA
-6
65
T9
Keith Mitchell
USA
-5
66
T9
Dustin Johnson
USA
-5
66
T9
Jordan Spieth
USA
-5
66
T9
Scott Stallings
USA
-5
67
T9
Austin Cook
USA
-5
66
T9
Branden Grace
RSA
-5
67
T9
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-5
67
T9
Johnson Wagner
USA
-5
67
T9
Nate Lashley
USA
-5
67
T18
Martin Laird
SCO
-4
68
T18
Roberto Castro
USA
-4
68
T18
Brady Schnell
USA
-4
67
T18
Seth Reeves
USA
-4
67
T18
Jonas Blixt
SWE
-4
67
T18
Lucas Glover
USA
-4
68
T18
Matt Kuchar
USA
-4
67
T18
Wes Roach
USA
-4
67
T18
Kenny Perry
USA
-4
67
T18
Graeme McDowell
NIR
-4
68
T18
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez
MEX
-4
68
T29
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-3
69
T29
Tony Finau
USA
-3
69
T29
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
-3
69
T29
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-3
68
T29
Sang-Moon Bae
KOR
-3
69
T29
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-3
69
T29
Doug Ghim
USA
-3
68
T29
Brian Stuard
USA
-3
69
T29
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
69
T29
Talor Gooch
USA
-3
68
T29
Chris Stroud
USA
-3
69
T29
Patrick Reed
USA
-3
68
T29
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-3
69
T29
Brandon Harkins
USA
-3
69
T29
Chez Reavie
USA
-3
68
T29
D. J. Trahan
USA
-3
68
T29
Martin Trainer
USA
-3
69
T29
Roberto Diaz
MEX
-3
69
T29
Alex Prugh
USA
-3
69
T29
Chad Campbell
USA
-3
69
T29
Jonathan Byrd
USA
-3
69
T29
Nick Taylor
CAN
-3
69
T29
Russell Knox
SCO
-3
68
T29
Paul Casey
ENG
-3
69
T29
Steve Stricker
USA
-3
68
T54
Charley Hoffman
USA
-2
69
T54
Ben Crane
USA
-2
70
T54
Scott Piercy
USA
-2
70
T54
Pat Perez
USA
-2
69
T54
Grayson Murray
USA
-2
70
T54
Ryan Palmer
USA
-2
70
T54
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-2
70
T54
Parker McLachlin
USA
-2
69
T54
Ernie Els
RSA
-2
69
T54
Brendon Todd
USA
-2
69
T54
J. J. Henry
USA
-2
70
T54
Michael Thompson
USA
-2
70
T54
Beau Hossler
USA
-2
69
T54
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
-2
70
T68
Josh Teater
USA
-1
70
T68
Shane Lowry
IRL
-1
71
T68
Adam Schenk
USA
-1
70
T68
Ryan Armour
USA
-1
70
T68
Adam Scott
AUS
-1
70
T68
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-1
71
T68
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
71
T68
James Hahn
USA
-1
71
T68
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
-1
71
T68
Tyler Duncan
USA
-1
71
T68
Curtis Luck
AUS
-1
70
T68
Joey Garber
USA
-1
71
T68
Hank Lebioda
USA
-1
71
T68
Kevin Streelman
USA
-1
70
T68
Matt Jones
AUS
-1
71
T68
Hunter Mahan
USA
-1
71
T68
Cameron Tringale
USA
-1
71
T68
Julian Etulain
ARG
-1
71
T68
Ricky Barnes
USA
-1
70
T87
Adam Hadwin
CAN
Par
72
T87
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
Par
72
T87
Russell Henley
USA
Par
71
T87
Sebastian Munoz
COL
Par
72
T87
Sepp Straka
AUT
Par
72
T87
Tom Lovelady
USA
Par
72
T87
John Senden
AUS
Par
72
T87
Scott Brown
USA
Par
72
T87
Michael Kim
KOR
Par
72
T87
Rod Pampling
AUS
Par
72
T87
Brian Davis
ENG
Par
71
T87
Davis Love III
USA
Par
71
T87
Peter Malnati
USA
Par
72
T87
Jerry Kelly
USA
Par
71
T87
Anders Albertson
USA
Par
72
T87
Cameron Davis
AUS
Par
72
T87
Martin Piller
USA
Par
72
T87
Ryan Ruffels
AUS
Par
71
T87
Kelly Kraft
USA
Par
72
T87
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
Par
71
T87
Jim Furyk
USA
Par
72
T87
John Huh
USA
Par
72
T87
Richy Werenski
USA
Par
72
T87
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
71
T111
Nick Watney
USA
1
73
T111
Patrick Rodgers
USA
1
72
T111
Cameron Champ
USA
1
73
T111
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
1
73
T111
Jason Schmuhl
USA
1
73
T111
Max Homa
USA
1
73
T111
John Rollins
USA
1
73
T111
Adam Long
USA
1
73
T111
Chad Collins
USA
1
73
T111
David Duval
USA
1
73
T111
Ho-Sung Choi
KOR
1
72
T111
Chris Thompson
USA
1
73
T111
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
1
73
T111
Adam Svensson
CAN
1
73
T111
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
1
72
T111
Wyndham Clark
USA
1
73
T127
Kyle Jones
USA
2
74
T127
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
2
73
T127
Broc Everett
USA
2
74
T127
Chase Wright
USA
2
74
T127
David Hearn
CAN
2
73
T127
Jason Gore
USA
2
73
T127
Stephan Jaeger
GER
2
74
T127
J. J. Spaun
USA
2
74
T127
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
2
74
T127
Fredrik Jacobson
SWE
2
74
T127
Jim Knous
USA
2
74
T138
Corey Conners
CAN
3
75
T138
David Lingmerth
SWE
3
75
T138
Davis Love IV
USA
3
74
T138
Andrew Putnam
USA
3
75
T138
Jimmy Walker
USA
3
75
T138
Derek Fathauer
USA
3
75
T144
Chesson Hadley
USA
4
76
T144
Alex Cejka
GER
4
76
T144
D. A. Points
USA
4
75
T144
Steve Jones
USA
4
76
T144
J. B. Holmes
USA
4
76
T149
Brice Garnett
USA
5
77
T149
Roger Sloan
CAN
5
77
T149
John Catlin
USA
5
77
T149
Kramer Hickok
USA
5
77
153
John Chin
USA
6
78
154
Robert Garrigus
USA
9
81
155
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
10
82
RET
Sean O’Hair
USA
Par
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