PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- He knew his game was getting close, and he broke through with flair Sunday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
That turned out to be Phil Mickelson, not Tiger Woods.
In a big, big way.
Mickelson went from a six-shot deficit to a two-shot lead in just six holes, closed with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory over Charlie Wi and gave Woods a Sunday thrashing not many saw coming.
Mickelson and Woods played in the second-to-last group, and Mickelson beat him by 11 shots. He won for the fourth time at Pebble Beach, and became only the ninth player in PGA Tour history with 40 wins.
"Pebble Beach ... it feels awesome no matter what number it is," Mickelson said.
It was anything but that for Woods, who was reduced to a supporting role on a cool, overcast day along the Pacific. Right when it looked as though Woods might still be in the game after holing a bunker shot for birdie on the par-3 12th, Mickelson answered by pouring in a 30-foot par putt.