Hardly focused on the top of the leaderboard, considering that it doesn't include his name, Phil Mickelson was asked about Brandt Snedeker, who seems to be playing beautifully at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Conceding that he hadn't studied the scores in the two minutes since his round had finished, Mickelson shrugged and offered a diplomatic response about Snedeker's chances to win.
"Final rounds at Pebble Beach? A lot of things can happen," Mickelson said.
Fact is, Mickelson had just proven that a lot of things can happen in the third round, too. Like his shocking finish, two errant shots toward the beach left of the 18th fairway for one painful close to an otherwise beautiful day at Pebble Beach.
If there was a silver lining for Mickelson, who started the day six back and concluded it 11 behind, it was the fact he didn't hurt himself while searching for his first stray shot at the 18th. Gingerly stepping over rocks left of the fairway, Mickelson slipped,...