Phil Mickelson won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three strokes on Monday, equalling Mark O'Meara's record of five victories in the northern California event. He trailed Paul Casey by three shots entering Sunday's play before Mother Nature poundered the course with an unprecedented hail storm and delayed play by more than two hours.
Mickelson at least wanted to try. "I can see fine". "I don't want to put Paul in a bad spot". "So I ended up thanking him this morning for making that tough call because I made it tougher for him, but he did the right thing in protecting both of us". "I'll deal with that in six months".
"I was playing well and I just didn't take all the factors into account. I wish we could do it tonight".
Mickelson's longest putt for par was 4 feet.
Casey resumed with a three-foot par putt at the 16th hole on Monday, while Mickelson had already completed the hole.
"A phenomenal round of golf, " Casey said.
Following the event at Pebble Beach, the action shifts to the Genesis Open on February 14, which is played at the Riviera Country Club. Casey finished alone in second place; Stallings completed play Sunday.
He also won the Pro-Am with Don Colleran, the chief sales officer for FedEx. "Let's play 17 and see how it goes".
Such days were known as "Crosby weather" when Bing Crosby was the tournament host for the better part of a half-century.
Measurable snow and sleet tonight into Tuesday
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled at Washington's Seattle-Tacoma and Portland International airports in recent days. Residents in Seattle cleared out grocery store shelves and left work early on Friday afternoon as the storm arrived.
Instead, he had to return early Monday morning to complete his 44th PGA Tour victory, claiming a fifth AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am while also becoming the eighth-oldest victor in PGA Tour history.
It also would be his first victory on American soil since the Phoenix Open six years ago.
His brilliant play still shared the stage with weather that was freaky even by Pebble standards.
The greens were beat up (on Sunday).
Sam Saunders, whose grandfather Arnold Palmer was among the Pebble Beach owners, scooped up hail and tossed it like a snowball.
There was never a reasonable chance to finish in his pro-am format, with mostly foursomes across the golf course. "I got an upfront close look at Phil [Mickelson] shooting a great round of golf and winning this golf event". Casey's only hope was for Mickelson to make a mistake, and there was little chance of that. In 2018, Ted Potter, Jr. prevailed over Phil Mickelson, Jason Day and two-time Pebble Beach victor Dustin Johnson. "But I totally get where he's coming from". This morning we came out and the greens were much better.
'He's a good guy and I enjoy our friendship.
Australian Jason Day was at nine-under and failed to birdie the reachable par-5 second hole.