Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Highlights | Round 4 | AT&T Pebble Beach 2019

Highlights | Round 4 | AT&T Pebble Beach 2019

This was Mickelson's fifth AT&T title so it's fair to say he was a tournament specialist before this week but he was still generally a [36.0] chance and he even hit a high of [50.0] before the off. Casey, who traded at a similar price to Lefty pre-event, hit a high of [80.0] and a low of [1.5] in-play.

It was the fifth career PGA victory at Pebble Beach for Mickelson, who matched the all-time record set by fellow American Mark O'Meara.

Casey, who also birdied 18 to finish a last-round 71, and Mickelson were the only players stopped by darkness in Sunday's hail-delayed final round, Mickelson with two holes remaining and a three-stroke edge over Casey, who resumed by making a three-foot par putt at 16.

Phil Mickelson was not pleased when play at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am was suspended because of darkness. They got pretty rough this afternoon so I totally get it."But I have pretty good vision, I can see fine and I'm playing well so I wanted to continue, that's all there is to it".

However, the 5-time Major victor hasn't been as animated on the golf course as usual, and he revealed that's down to his personal relationship with Casey. He preferred to suspend play with his ball on the 16th green, resuming the tournament on Monday when the greens, which took a beating from rain Saturday night and an impressive hailstorm Sunday, would be fresh.

It was a decision Mickelson clearly disagreed with, visibly shaking his head when the horn blew to officially halt play.

'I don't want to be too emotional because I don't want to rub him the wrong way.

"It's been a treat this week", said Casey, who had entered this week with two weeks of rest after a tie for second at the Singapore Open on the Japan Tour. But he said he understood Casey's perspective."I get exactly where Paul's coming from", Mickelson said.

He has won five majors - the Masters (2004, 2006, 2010), PGA Championship (2005) and British Open (2013). Mickelson marked his ball all week with a silver coin given to him by his grandfather, Al Santos, one of the original caddies at Pebble Beach in 1919.

"That's probably a good omen", Mickelson said. Adding to it this week, being able to have another memory, another experience here at Pebble Beach is very special to me. "I'll deal with that in six months". "Sometimes I get in my little bubble and don't see the bigger picture".

He gained ground with birdies at the par-five second and the fourth, then made back-to-back birdies at the ninth and 10th - two of the toughest holes on the course.

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