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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 back, had the momentum after three consecutive rounds in the 60's, and finally looked primed to win his first official tournament in two-plus years. The stars appeared to be aligned for the comeback, but in typical Mickelson fashion, he found a way to take the spotlight away in the final round with one of the best Sunday performances we've seen in some time.We know how good Phil Mickelson is; when you win three green jackets and a Wanamaker Trophy, you get respect from everyone in the game. But the thing is, nothing about Mickelson's play made you believe he'd be a factor down the stretch...
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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...
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.
Wi played bogey-free at tough Spyglass Hill for a 3-under 69. He will take a three-shot lead over Ken Duke into the final round of the Pebble Beach National Pro...
At a tournament as much about celebrity as golf, Tiger Woods will be out to write his own Hollywood ending on Sunday.
Woods, in third place after three rounds, will tee off in the penultimate group at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in search of his first official win on the PGA Tour in almost 30 months.
To add to the star factor, Woods will be paired with a resurgent...
Saturday's Coverage: PGA Tour.com Interviews: Press Conference Pt. 1 | Press Conference Pt. 2 Sidebar Quotes LeaderboardFormer Cal men's golfer Charlie Wi maintained his three-shot lead at the conclusion of third-round action Saturday at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Wi shot a three-under par 69 at Spyglass Hill Country Club.
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.
(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...
Was Phil Mickelson's victory or Tiger Woods' Sunday meltdown the bigger story at Pebble Beach? They're both headliners, says SI's panel of experts, which breaks down the weekend.