Mickelson closes out Pebble Beach Pro-Am victory

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The steam coming off his head in the Sunday night gloaming at Pebble Beach was undoubtedly due to the frigid air that permeated the tournament, although few would be surprised if Phil Mickelson really was seething over the idea that he wouldn't be allowed to finish despite two holes to play in enveloping darkness.

With a two-hour rain delay in Sunday's final round, Day was one of the last groups to finish before sunset and carded a four-under-par 68. The final threesomes of the day, with leader Paul Casey and his closest pursuer, Phil Mickelson, still had not teed off, bringing into question whether they'll be able to get 72 holes in before sundown on Sunday.

"I thank Paul for having us come back out here this morning", Mickelson said.

"The bottom line is I have to do well between now and then but I so want to be there", said McDowell who is 246th in the world and not yet qualified for the Masters or the US PGA.

The weekend's PGA Tour event is still now ongoing and scheduled for a Monday finish due to adverse weather conditions over the weekend causing delays.

Those two will still be rivals when they reach the seniors circuit and I think there's an element of "I'll show you I can still do it" about Mickelson's own recent good form. Casey has a 3-foot par putt to stay three shots behind when they return at 8 a.m. Monday to play the par-3 17th and the par-5 18th. "Sometimes I get in my little bubble and don't see the bigger picture".

"There's still a glimmer", Casey said of his chances. He played the final 26 holes in cold, damp, and windy weather without a bogey.

Casey simply couldn't see, and we realized it was not possible to finish all 18 holes - "We can't finish two holes in six minutes", he said to the official - he opted to mark his ball on the 16th green.

Mickelson recorded his 44th PGA Tour victory in style with a closing seven-under-par 65 at Pebble Beach.

After a rain-delayed start, Mickelson had produced a blemish-free round and holed six birdies to move to 18 under before play was called off. A birdie at the second was followed by eight straight pars before back-to-back bogeys at 11 and 12.

"To be part of the lore of Pebble Beach, the history of Pebble Beach, I walk around here pinching myself", he said.

American Scott Stallings holds the clubhouse lead on 15 under after his six-under par 66, with Jason Day finished on 13 under, level with South Korea's Kim Si-woo.

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