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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, Mickelson beat him by 11 shots.
Woods couldn't make a birdie in the easy opening stretch, ran off three straight bogeys at the turn and three-putted for par on the 18th hole for a 75 to tie for 15th.
Charlie Wi, who began with a three-shot lead, four-putted for double bogey on the opening hole and never recovered.
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Tiger Woods ran off five birdies in a six-hole stretch at Pebble Beach to charge up the leaderboard. It was only enough to make up a little ground on Charlie Wi, who looked steady while going for his first PGA Tour win.
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(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...
Charlie Wi escaped most of the rain and built a three-shot lead
Friday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Sunday's Coverage: PGA Tour.com LeaderboardFormer Cal men's golfer Charlie Wi finished second at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am after having held or co-held the lead at the end of each of the event's first three days of action.
Charlie Wi escaped most of the rain and built a three-shot lead Friday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Event Coverage: PGA Tour.com Interviews: On Course | Press Conference Feature LeaderboardFormer Cal men's golfer Charlie Wi surged into sole possession of the lead Friday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Wi shot a three-under par 69 at Pebble Beach Golf Links on Friday.