Mickelson leads delayed Pebble Beach pro — Sunday's golf roundup

Phil Mickelson closes in on fifth AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am win

Phil Mickelson closes in on fifth AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am win

But after coming from three strokes behind Paul Casey, carding a faultless, seven-under 65 to capture his fifth AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am title by three shots, the left-hander sounded a word of warning to Rory McIlroy and the rest of golf's young guns.

The start of the day's play was delayed by an hour for rain and stopped again for two hours as a hailstorm hit the California course. That was the start of a five-hole stretch in which Mickelson made three birdies and Paul Casey had two bogeys.

"So at the end of a year ago, even though I played poorly, I had something happen where it seemed like overnight - it had really been in the works - where my driver speed shot up 5, 6 miles an hour, which rarely ever happens to anybody, let alone somebody in their late 40s", he said.

Casey resumed with a three-foot par putt at the 16th hole on Monday, while Mickelson had already completed the hole.

Whether it was continuing to be a part of U.S. Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams, finding a new workout routine, changing coaches, discovering a healthier diet, befriending - and needling - tour players who are young enough to be his son, Mickelson did his best to stay young.

"I just need one more match with Tiger and I should get there", Mickelson joked.

Mickelson was at 18-under par through 16 holes.

'Sometimes I get in my own bubble, ' Mickelson said. "I hit some good golf shots and didn't get anything out of it today", Casey said.

Asked in a greenside interview what the performance did for his confidence, Mickelson said: "Absolutely nothing, because it's nothing like the course we'll see".

Law trailed Ormsby by fully five strokes after his penalty and he still trailed by three with just three to play but he birdied the par four 16th, parred the tricky par three 17th and then did this with his second to the par five 18th! Mickelson never came close to making bogey and won for the 44th time on the PGA Tour. He won that summer's British Open at Muirfield and last year's Mexico Championship.

After his 9-iron into a foot at No. 9 to get within one shot, Mickelson holed a 12-foot birdie on the 10th with a drive that hugged the right side of the fairway and likely would have bounced into the ocean if not for conditions so soft from rain that balls plugged where they landed.

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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