While Phil Mickelson was playing lights out at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am yesterday, there was a scary moment for Clint Eastwood in the CBS broadcast booth when one of the studio lights played out.
Announcers, Jim Nance and Nick Faldo were joined int the booth by the legendary tough guy actor when the overhead light popped like a gun shot and the studio darkened.
In true Harry Callahan form, Eastwood didn't even flinch while Nance and Faldo ducked and joked afterwards.
Insert your favorite Dirty Harry movie quote here.
"Ouch," said Faldo as Eastwood sat still and smiled.
"It's like an old western here with Clint Eastwood," ad-libbed Nance.
Eastwood has been making a lot of news lately.
He is an Academy Award nominee for his film "J. Edgar" and took a lot of heat this past week for his controversial Chrysler ad during the Super Bowl. Now the light malfunction on national TV.
Call it the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. I couldn't help it.
Phil Mickelson delivered the Sunday charge at Pebble Beach and made Tiger Woods' road back look a lot longer.
Six shots out of the lead going into the final round, Mickelson made putts from all over the place in closing with an 8-under 64 to win the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and become only the ninth player with 40 career PGA Tour wins.
Playing alongside Woods, his old nemesis...
Admit it, you most likely didn't give Phil Mickelson much of a chance coming into the final round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Despite being only six shots back of Charlie Wi on Sunday -- Kyle Stanley and Spencer Levin will attest to those big leads being as safe as an open Brinks truck -- almost everyone had their eye on Tiger Woods.And rightfully so. Woods, who was only four...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Phil Mickelson has beaten Tiger Woods the last five times they have played together in the final round.
But never like this.
This was a pounding at Pebble Beach. Mickelson shot a 64 on a day when no one else could do better than 67. Woods had a 75 on a day when only four players - none of whom were in contention - shot worse...
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